Higher Education

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 83–103

Australian science and technology academics and university-industry research links

  • Grant Harman

DOI: 10.1023/A:1003711931665

Cite this article as:
Harman, G. Higher Education (1999) 38: 83. doi:10.1023/A:1003711931665


Australian science and technology academics see advantages in closer research links with industry but at the same time are aware of potential dangers. Academics in these areas with industry research funding tend to be older and more senior than those without such funding, and a higher proportion of them hold national competitive grants. These industry-funded academics tend to spend longer hours at work and more time on postgraduate teaching, administration, committee work and interaction with colleagues. They also have better publication records.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Grant Harman
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Higher Education Management and PolicyUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia (Email

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