Research | Prof Chris Moran & Prof Fran Ackermann

In this episode, Sarah is joined by Professor Chris Moran, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research at Curtin University and John Curtin Distinguished Professor Fran Ackermann, to discuss the future of university research.

Current challenges for Australian universities [02:07]

The future of universities is around integration between disciplines [06:32]

What does the fight for research dollars mean for universities? [08:36]

Is the physical (university) campus a finished thing with online education? [14:45]

How important is the link between teaching and research? [17:40]

What can we do to retain and build (Australia’s) research capacity? (20:34)

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Professor Chris Moran is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research at Curtin. Chris has been involved in research for more than 30 years in natural resource and industry areas, and has also served as a research leader at the CSIRO and at the University of Queensland.

John Curtin Distinguished Professor Fran Ackermann joined Curtin Business School in 2012 as an internationally recognised researcher in the areas of strategy and complex project management. She has also served as Dean of Research in Curtin’s Faculty of Business and Law.

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Host: Sarah Taillier

Topic Researcher: Karen Green

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