As well as creating benefits for individuals, higher education contributes broader social, economic and cultural benefits or 'public goods'. Though these are of major significance for community and government, they have eluded definition and plausible measurement. However recent research on social capital - the norms and networks (including ICT networks) that facilitate cooperation - provides a promising new line of inquiry. Building on three previous ARC studies of Australian universities, the project investigates (1) local and global networks sustained by eight case study institutions, and (2) through survey, the contribution of those institutions to the values and networking of graduates.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/03 → 31/12/07|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD188,139.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD350,861.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC)