Matariki is New Zealand’s newest public holiday but businesses are being warned to tread carefully before using the celebration to lure customers.
The male-dominated makeup of the industry partners who are meant to lead the commercialisation of research could undermine the work towards gender equity in Australian universities.
Australia has world-class research but low rates of research commercialisation by global standards. The scale and cultural focus of the government’s plan mean it could have an impact on this problem.
The Morrison government is pushing for universities to shift focus to commercialising their research, announcing $242.7 million for a yet-to-be-selected small group of “trailblazer” universities
Even though The Chair confronts some of the tougher realities of higher education, the world it depicts is still rosier than the reality.
The federal government is right to focus on improving Australian universities’ success rate in commercialising research, but can take specific steps itself to help achieve this.
The failure of the ESL does not represent a victory of fans over commerce, or of culture over capitalism. It is the very existence of fans that cements football’s commercial nature.
COVID-19 has led to a sharp rise in inquiries at some of London’s largest fertility clinics.
Both Melbourne and Sydney have been embroiled in controversy over advertising that dominates public space, but the debate isn’t new. In fact, it’s almost as old as our cities.
Research is yielding strategies for making plastics greener and more sustainable. But without support as they scale up, new versions will struggle to compete with well-established synthetic plastics.
The beautiful game still needs to perform on bigger social issues.
Namibian crafters may be on the verge of commercial success with the carving of the Makalani nut. But they are not sure if they want to commercialise operations.
As the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society urges the government to consider “compensation” for surrogacy, we need to talk about the implications of this rhetoric for women.
In 1960, historian Ken Inglis wondered if Anzac functioned as a secular religion in Australian society. In 2017, we can confidently answer: yes, it does.
James Patterson – one of the world’s bestselling authors – may not principally be a writer.
Global economic realities shouldn’t deter African universities from continuing to push for massification. But they must do so armed with knowledge, lessons from elsewhere and strong funding models.
Science and business don’t often go together, but that’s changing as more scientists realise that their best ideas can be commercialised.
Innovation is all the rage, but it require real reform to promote. Here are five things we could do to improve innovation in Australia.
Universities are cutting and streamlining their courses in an attempt to make graduates more employable. But lots of graduates are still struggling to find work, so why isn’t it working?
When funding imperatives dominate universities’ strategies, higher education loses sight of the work it ought to be doing: developing graduates who can make a real difference in the world.