Tagged: applied

Draft Tertiary Education Strategy Focuses of Applied Research - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 01, 2013

The draft Tertiary Education Strategy for 2014 – 2019 has been released for comment and has a strong focus on encouraging applied research. There are six strategic priorities listed in the strategy. Priority 5 is the one focused on research. Described as “Strengthening research-based institutions” the wording of priority 5 indicates a heavy focus on industry  and economic growth. In some … Read More

Blue Skies or Applied Research – An Old Debate - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 02, 2011

“University professors who are opposed to organising, planning and directing research after the manner of industrial laboratories … have something to think about now. A most important piece of research [the atomic bomb] was conducted on behalf of the Army in precisely the means adopted in industrial laboratories. End results: an invention was given to the world in three years, … Read More