UNSW has ranked first nationally in the number of ARC Linkage Project grants awarded in this round and has outperformed other Group of Eight (Go8) universities in funding.
Education Minister Dan Tehan today announced $10.6 million funding for 27 research projects to benefit Australians, leading to new jobs and improved health outcomes.
“Our Government is investing in partnerships between universities, industry and government to drive the commercialisation of research,” the Minister said.
“We are funding universities to get better at commercialising our research; better at turning ideas into jobs, productivity gains and growth. We are encouraging greater collaboration between universities and businesses to improve how we make students workforce ready.”
UNSW’s four projects are:
UNSW Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Professor Ana Deletic, congratulated the University’s researchers on their success in this ARC funding round.
“The great news is this means we currently hold nine ARC LP19 projects, which is well ahead of any other university in the country – University of Melbourne is second with seven,” she said.
The ARC Linkage Project scheme brings together higher education and industry to conduct research into pressing issues affecting Australians.
“These projects highlight the depth of our research talent and our researchers’ ability to deliver future-thinking solutions to real-world problems,” Professor Deletic said.