Is it time for universities to rethink research priorities?

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Is it time for universities to rethink research priorities?

Prof. Arun Sharma Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Commercialisation) Queensland University of Technology thinks so:

“You would think that given the high cost of labour, given the nature of our economy, most universities in Australia would have a critical mass of robotics and automation research. It turns out that only two universities perhaps have serious critical mass in this space. You have to wonder why this is the case…”

Watch the AARNews interview. Professor Sharma shares his views on the disconnect between the research priorities of Australian universities and the needs of the economy and why it’s time for a rethink.



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