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Excellence in research?

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Every few years, the Australian Research Council releases its Excellence in Research for Australia report. This report assesses the quality of academic papers published in all Australian universities.

The most recent report has shown, overall, research in Australia has improved. But some have questioned whether this is actually the case.

So are universities manipulating their research in order to receive more funding and a better academic ranking? And should we change the way we rank universities in Australia?

Reporter Laura Kewley spoke to Paul Henman, Associate Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Queensland, to find out more.

 

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