Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Consultation begins on improving PBRF

Hon Steven Joyce

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment
26 August 2013 Media Statement
Consultation begins on improving PBRF

Proposed changes to the Performance-Based Research Fund will save time and reduce compliance costs for researchers and institutions while continuing to reward research excellence, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

The PBRF rewards and encourages excellent tertiary education research by assessing research quality, allocating funding based on results, and publishing information on research performance. The fund also supports the Government’s wider science and innovation objectives, by supporting research that provides and develops new talent.

The proposal clarifies the objectives of the PBRF and aims to:

• simplify the research assessment process, saving time and reducing costs

• encourage tertiary education organisations to employ and develop new researchers

• reward tertiary education organisations that attract research income from non-government sources and research commercialisation

• strengthen public reporting on research performance.

“The Government wants to build on the success of the current Performance-Based Research Fund to support world-leading research-led teaching and learning for students at degree-level and above. The changes aim to lift and maintain the international competitiveness of New Zealand tertiary education organisations,” Mr Joyce says.

“Government investment in the PBRF is increasing from $250 million to $300 million per year by 2016/17 and it’s important to ensure the fund delivers the best possible value for this investment. I encourage all parties with an interest in tertiary education research and the wider science and innovation system to contribute to this consultation.”

The consultation document is available at:

http://www.minedu.govt.nz/NZEducation/EducationPolicies/TertiaryEducation/PolicyAndStrategy. Submissions close on 27 September and can be emailed to pbrf.review@minedu.govt.nz or submitted via an online questionnaire at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PBRFreview

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Game Review: Until Dawn - Pick Your Own Horrible Adventure

Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn sees a group of dumb sexy teenagers take a trip to a spooky mansion atop a mountain. It is, obviously, a horror game. However, the game is so ridiculous it turns out to be more of a comedy. More>>

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news