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The federal government wants more university research to lead to businesses like the $1 billion-a-year Cochlear company. David Crosling/AAP

Our unis are far behind the world’s best at commercialising research. Here are 3 ways to catch up

The federal government is right to focus on improving Australian universities' success rate in commercialising research, but can specific steps itself to help achieve this.
Pupils sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination at a slum school in Nairobi. EPA-EFE/Daniel Irungu

Where Kenya is spending money on education – and what’s missing

At the current rate, technical and vocational education and training will overtake the university budget in the next five to 10 years

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