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The UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 produced a comprehensive and searchable database of case studies used in the assessment of research impact. Australian institutions may find them informative in the development of case studies for future ERA research impact exercises.
Dr Alan Finkel – Opening Keynote, Innovation and Science Postgraduate Research Education Forum, 2016
In this 2016 speech, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, made a powerful case for an expanded vision of the PhD. He argued that the PhD should return to its roots as an experience that creates deep, adaptable and capable thinkers, fit for a challenging world beyond discovery research.
The Review of Australia’s Research Training System, commissioned by the Federal Government from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) makes recommendations about the conduct of postgraduate research that will have considerable impact on science faculties.