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UNZ feedback on the PBRF Review Report

12 October 2020 | submissions

In a submission on behalf of New Zealand's eight universities, Universities New Zealand strongly supports several of the recommendations made by the PBRF review panel, particularly the recommendation that the PBRF fund receives a significant increase in government investment. 

There are, however, significant concerns about several recommendations that would, in our view, have or lead to unintended negative consequences. These concerns include the definition of excellence; the conflation of excellence with impact; the implementation of several recommendations, and the efficacy of inclusion and equity measures. The submission is now available for download.