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Regional research ‘different from Group of Eight paradigm’

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Specialisation and localisation are the future for Australia’s regional universities, conference told

Regional universities in Australia need to defend their research status but also specialise, a national conference has heard. 

At the Regional Universities Network’s conference on 17 September, University of New England vice-chancellor Brigid Heywood said that research capacity was “non-negotiable” for universities, but she added that regional research worked best on a “slightly different paradigm than the Group of Eight [research-intensive universities]”.

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