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ACGR Graduate Research Impact Blog

A digital platform for knowledge exchange to discuss the current issues and advances in graduate research and the value that graduate researchers bring to a knowledge-based economy.
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There’s no better time to invest in graduate researchers

Professor Alastair McEwan Convenor, ACGR and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training), University of Queensland Reflecting on changes to Research Training in Australia, Professor Alastair McEwan, Convenor of the Australian Council for Graduate Research, discusses why there’s no better time to invest in graduate researchers. It’s a decade since the Economist published an article ‘Why doing a PhD… Continue Reading»

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Graduate researcher value in post-COVID-19 industry settings

Anne Younger General Manager, Education and Training, Ai Group How can Australian industry to recover post-COVID-19? The Ai Group’s Anne Younger provides examples of the benefits of collaborating with Graduate Researchers to do just that. Australian businesses face wildly different external influences as they move out of the COVID-19 environment. While some were forced to… Continue Reading»

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PhD Industry Internships: Adjusting to a New Normal

Glen Sheldon Deputy National Program Manager, APR.Intern Industry-university research collaboration is crucial to enhancing Australia’s knowledge economy. Not-for-profit, APR.Intern, works with universities to place PhD students into short-term, paid industry internships. In this post, APR.Intern’s Deputy National Program Manager, Glen Sheldon, highlights how the program has responded to the pandemic and why industry experience for… Continue Reading»

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What if I don’t want to be a researcher?

Dr Amy Chen Co-founder, Scientists without Labels Does completing a PhD mean you have to become an academic or even a researcher? Recent PhD graduate Dr Amy Chen describes her journey from thesis to job, condensing her experience into some excellent tips for transitioning to a career post-PhD.  In my final year of PhD, I… Continue Reading»

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Unlocking the University Ideas Vault

Cameron Turner Entrepreneur in Residence and Lecturer, UQ Business School, Progel Founder and CEO, PERKii inventor and Founder Universities are places where some of our brightest minds have the opportunity to transfer the newest knowledge to the most enquiring youth of the day. In fact, Universities are now measured and rewarded by governments, industry and students… Continue Reading»

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