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Changing the rules of the game


Do moves to tackle concerns about manipulation in Australia’s research assessment systems go far enough?

Six years ago, a wave of scandal tore through Australia’s HE sector, with allegations that universities were gaming an assessment system in ways that could swing all-important funding decisions their way. 

Earlier this month, a review by the Australian Research Council (ARC) was released that looked at ways of closing loopholes in the system that were allegedly allowing some HE institutions to game the system. 

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