1 per cent funding boost for research could grow economy by $24 billion, says Universities Australia

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
April 25 2022 - 2:30pm
Universities Australia chief executive Catriona Jackson said a one per cent increase to investment in research and development would benefit all Australians. Picture: supplied

A one percent increase in higher education research and development funding could grow Australia's economy by $24 billion over ten years, the peak body for the university sector claims.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au