Academics want to engage with business, but need more support

29 Jul 2016

Universities today are under more pressure than ever to collaborate with industry.

In the words of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

"Increasing collaboration between businesses, universities and the research sector is absolutely critical for our businesses to remain competitive."

Australia has a poor report card when it comes to university-business collaboration. It ranks last among the OECD countries when comparing the proportion of businesses working with universities.

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