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The Australian: More than just a learning game

One of the largest surveys of academics undertaken has revealed how academics engage with wider society in their research and teaching. As the higher education sector is pressed to demonstrate its contribution and impact, the survey’s findings, announced at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts in London last month, should encourage policy-makers to take a much broader view when assessing the influence of public investments in higher education … Conducted by the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge, the survey elicited more than 22,000 responses, providing a picture of how and why academics are involved in knowledge exchange with external parties, and what encourages and discourages them from doing so.

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