research quantum

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research quantum

n
(Education) Austral the standard by which the contribution to a university of individual academics is measured and on the basis of which universities receive government funding and academics are promoted
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Phillips considered the implications of increasing the total amount allocated to universities for research (called the "research quantum").
[Recommendation 37 of the report was: "that the Government review the size and basis for allocating the research quantum." Page 164 of the report considers 4.9%, 6% and 10% as possible proportions of the total budget for universities that could be based upon research.]
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