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Research bodies back industry internships proposal

            

Groups throw weight behind extra funding for Australian PhD placements, but clash over timing

Leading research bodies have voiced their support for a proposal that would encourage Australian universities to offer more industry internships in their PhD programmes.

The department of education, skills and employment (DESE) has proposed a change in weightings to increase the amount paid to universities through the Research Block Grants programme, which finances internships for doctoral students.

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