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Assessing the Research Performance of Australian Universities

Valadkhani, Abbas and Worthington, Andrew (2006): Assessing the Research Performance of Australian Universities. Published in: Global Business & Economics Anthology , Vol. 2, (2006): pp. 557-566.

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This paper identifies new classifications of Australian universities based on their total and per-academic staff research outputs using the data for the period 1998-2002. We define research performance in terms of audited numbers of PhD completions, publications and grants (in accordance with rules established by the Department of Education, Science and Training). Our analysis indicates that (a) the highest achievers consists of the seven Group of Eight (Go8) universities; (b) the top-three research performers are the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland in terms of total research performance and the Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide and Western Australia in per academic staff terms.

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