Mining universities: can we count on the integrity of research coming out of today's mining-funded tertiary sector?

Lyons, Kristen and Richards, Carol (2013) Mining universities: can we count on the integrity of research coming out of today's mining-funded tertiary sector?. Arena Magazine, 124: 7-9.

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Author Lyons, Kristen
Richards, Carol
Title Mining universities: can we count on the integrity of research coming out of today's mining-funded tertiary sector?
Journal name Arena Magazine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-1010
Publication date 2013-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 124
Start page 7
End page 9
Total pages 3
Place of publication Carlton North, VIC, Australia
Publisher Arena Printing and Publications
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Australia's economic growth and national identity have been widely celebrated as being founded on the nation's natural resources. With the golden era of pastoralism fading into the distance, a renewed love affair with primary industries has been much lauded, particularly by purveyors of neoliberal ideology. The considerable wealth generated by resource extraction has, despite its environmental and social record, proved seductive to the university sector. The mining industry is one of a number of industries and sectors (alongside pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological) that is increasingly courting Australian universities. These new public-private alliances are often viewed as the much-needed cash cow to bridge the public funding shortfall in the tertiary sector. However, this trend also raises profound questions about the capacity of public good institutions, as universities were once assumed to be, to maintain institutional independence and academic freedoms...

In this article we describe the circumstances that have led to this convergence, as well the extent to which this represents the capture of the tertiary sector by mining interests. We conclude by examining what this means for research independence and integrity...
Keyword Information disclosure
Research bias
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Authors prepress title: "Mining the Integrity out of Australian Universities?"

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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