(28 Mar 2019) The first national assessment of Australian universities’ research impact and engagement activities has presented a mixed view of sector performance, and triggered further questions about the value of the exercise.
The Engagement and Impact Assessment aimed to measure the impact that Australian university research had on everyday lives, industry and public services, and how well institutions worked with the end users of their scholarship, including the general public. Forty of the 42 eligible universities participated, entering more than 600 submissions for both impact and engagement, covering 22 broad disciplinary areas, plus interdisciplinary research and projects focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
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