| Education, Funding, Research

Further pressure on university capability

Government support for research and teaching suffers from two major reductions in future university funding announced in today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO).

However, at a time of great fiscal pressure the Government has maintained its commitment to research grants through the ARC and NHMRC and left intact the demand driven funding of student places, both supported by an effective indexation mechanism.

As Universities continue the necessary expansion of teaching and research, it is important that they have sufficient funds to sustain those activities” said Professor Ian O’Connor, Chair IRU.