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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.
Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge is calling for ‘new ideas on how we can increase collaboration between business and universities’. Dean Lewins/AAP

How to get the most out of research when universities and industry team up

Government incentives might boost the numbers of collaborative research projects, but academics also must work on their relationships with industry practitioners to ensure everyone contributes fully.
Universities are for producing well-rounded graduates, not apprentices. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Universities can’t, and shouldn’t, educate to suit employers

With graduate employment at its lowest since records began in the 1980s, universities are trying to come up with ways to make their graduates more attractive to employers. One common way is involving employers in their teaching solutions, but this has rarely worked.
The competitiveness agenda might be good for research, but only research that can turn a profit. AAP

Research industry collaborations are only good for some research

The Departments of Education and Industry jointly released a paper, Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research, this morning. While somewhat short on details, the document clarifies that the Commonwealth…

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