CoREs and Effect

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Show simple item record Hendy, Shaun en Sissons, C en Smart, W en Smyth, R en 2018-10-10T00:51:21Z en 2013-02-01 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-478-38650-9 en
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dc.description.abstract The government set up Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) in the New Zealand university system in 2002 and 2003 as one of the mechanisms for lifting the research performance of New Zealand’s universities. The CoREs were designed to reduce the problems of a widely distributed university system in a small country. The CoREs were focused on areas of excellence in research. They were designed to build networks to connect high-performing researchers in the university system – and hence to create critical mass in chosen fields of research, despite the widely scattered capability. This paper is an evaluative analysis of the performance of seven of the eight CoREs that have received government funding since 2002: The Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery – based at the University of Auckland The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology – based at Victoria University of Wellington Gravida: National Centre for Growth and Development – based at the University of Auckland The Allan Wilson Centre – based at Massey University The Riddet Institute – based at Massey University The Bio-Protection Research Centre – based at Lincoln University Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – based at the University of Auckland KEY FINDINGS Our study finds evidence that: • the work of the CoREs has had wide-ranging impacts on New Zealand’s society and economy • the nature of the impact varies between CoREs, and ranges from commercialisation of the results of CoRE research, to public health initiatives, improved biosecurity, better management of New Zealand’s natural environment, and social change • the quantity and quality of research outputs in each CoRE have increased, evidenced by improvements in bibliometric measures • collaboration between researchers has increased, as evidenced by growth in coauthorship networks • public outreach programmes that go beyond those normally undertaken by universities have lifted the profile of and interest in science among young people and have influenced national debates. en
dc.publisher Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis Tertiary, International and System Performance MINISTRY OF EDUCATION en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research and knowledge creation en
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dc.title CoREs and Effect en
dc.type Report en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Crown copyright, Ministry of Education en en
pubs.commissioning-body Ministry of Education en
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pubs.subtype Commissioned Report en
pubs.elements-id 692463 en Science en Physics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-10-14 en

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