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Over the last forty years, there has been a change of worlds in funding research in the arts and humanities. In the Old World, there was little direct funding or assessment of AH research. In the New World, AH research is funded directly, it is...
For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.
Despite the proven contributions of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences sector to the knowledge economy, attracting HASS students to enter and continue their studies in HASS degrees is creating additional burdens for students and families.
This report calls for an increase in the links between regional and metropolitan institutions through Category 1 university partnerships and linkages in educational research.
The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) welcomes the consideration in this Discussion Paper of key issues, challenges, opportunities and barriers that impact upon the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students in Australia. The focus of DASSH’s submission...
DASSH is concerned about the proposed efficiency dividend imposed on universities in 2018 and 2019 and its long-term impacts. We also note the lack of clarity around a number of significant measures proposed in the Bill, and the impact this has on the ability of...
Active scholarly citizens bring intellectual agility that allows for creative, imaginative, and just development thinking and practice.
A 2015 study by the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding (MnM) (Hassan, 2015) indicated that Australian Muslims represent 2.2% of the total population. With this figure, Islam is the third largest religion in the country after Christianity and Buddhism and the second fastest...
In this article, we discuss a university-community partnership that had broad goals to promote social, economic, educational and cultural links between the university and people living, working or studying in Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, with particular emphasis on engaging with disadvantaged and marginalised...
The Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH) disciplines account for 65% of all Australian higher education enrolments, and have major roles to play in driving innovation, fairness and excellence. DASSH’s response to this consultation paper is informed by our recognition that sustaining a high quality...