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UNZ submission to the PBRF Review

14 October 2019 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission to the 2019 review of Performance-Based Research Funding

Universities are unanimous in their view that the PBRF has had a positive influence on the research and education system within the New Zealand university system. In this submission, Universities New Zealand (UNZ) will provide evidence of that positive influence as well as evidence against claims that there have been major downsides to the PBRF.

Universities support only minor changes to the PBRF and caution against major changes that may have unintended consequences or might lead to significant transitional costs with uncertain commensurate benefits.