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Education Minister Alan Tudge told the university sector that it has the government’s support – but uni leaders say they still haven’t seen the proof

Education Minister Alan Tudge accepted the university sector had faced “a challenging time” in a speech to industry leaders, but suggested losses had been overstated. The address, given at a conference of the country’s 39 universities, sought to placate the sector with several new initiatives to support growth. University leaders […]
Education Minister Alan Tudge told the university sector that it has the government’s support – but uni leaders say they still haven’t seen the proof
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The university research commercialisation pipeline is broken, education experts say. Here’s how it could power Australia’s economic recovery.

Australia is missing out on innovation opportunities because of a lack of direct investment in links between university research bodies and the private sector, according to Universities Australia. The return on investment to industry of university research and development has been estimated at $4.50 for every $1 invested. “We think […]
The university research commercialisation pipeline is broken, education experts say. Here’s how it could power Australia’s economic recovery.
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The Mark Zuckerberg myth: Most startup founders are not uni dropouts

More than four in five startup founders in Australia are university graduates, smashing the romantic stereotypes of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates making their dreams come true after dropping out of tertiary education. The figure comes from a new report jointly authored by Startup Muster and Universities Australia called “Startup […]
The Mark Zuckerberg myth: Most startup founders are not uni dropouts