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Minimum research standard ‘will create failed universities’

Academic criticises proposed Australian legislation on research performance

The federal government should drop research as a mandatory requirement for Australia’s universities and focus on supporting teaching excellence and student results, a leading education policy academic has said.

In an editorial with the heading “What’s an Australian university?”, Vin Massaro, a professorial fellow with the University of Melbourne’s centre for the study of higher education, questions the relevance of research in defining a tertiary institution.

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