Top universities in Australia wield as much as 30% more economic influence than the UK’s leading grouping of research universities, according to a recent study.Recent analysis found that the “Group of Eight” (a collection of Australia’s leading universities) injected the equivalent of £37.9 billion into the economy in 2016, roughly £4.7 billion per institution.The Russell Group, by contrast and despite having 24 institutions, contributed only £3.6 billion per institutions, or £86.8 billion across the group, in the same period.Group of Eight universities are thought to benefit from their larger size than British universities, taking in an average of 18,000 students compared to around 11,000 at the average Russell Group university.Ian Jacobs, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales (a Group of Eight member) commented that “The Go8 is an intense economic driver, even compared to the Russell Group, which is one of the most pre-eminent in the world.”However, Jacobs, a former vice-president at the University of Manchester, admitted that it would be “unwise” to “read too much” into side by side comparisons, though argued that they suggested “the Go8 is perhaps more impressive than we have thought.”Dr Gavan Conlon, the leader of the education team at London Economics who conducted the study, argued that the results were distorted by certain “natural advantages” in Australia, including its relatively closed economy.Other studies also suggest that the Russell Group makes a greater contribution to the economy through revenues generated by teaching and learning activities, which could total as much as £20.7 billion a year, compared to just £2.78 billion from the Group of Eight.Dr Conlon said that he had been surprised by the “spillover effect” of research from the Group of Eight, commenting that the “multiplier” of 9.76 for its research spending (the amount generated for every pound spent) was higher than expected. Money spent on research by the Russell Group, meanwhile, had a multiplier of just 5.5.Although many universities have commissioned their own studies of economic impacts, most have only considered the impacts of their expenditure, and Dr Conolon argues that more sophisticated analyses like his own should take into account the universities’ wider economic impact.
Bradley Beal, Tobias Harris latest to pull out of USA Basketball FIBA World Cup pool NBA free agency news: Wizards to offer Bradley Beal $111M max extension Add Zion Williamson’s name to the growing list of players who won’t be joining USA Basketball for the 2019 FIBA World Cup this summer.The Pelicans forward has withdrawn from training camp, Team USA director Jerry Colangelo told The Athletic Monday. New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson has withdrawn from USA Basketball’s Select Team for FIBA World Cup training, Team USA director Jerry Colangelo told @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 22, 2019Williamson, 19, was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He is expected to be an important building block in New Orleans’ future, as it sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers for an impressive haul of young talent and future draft picks. The 6-7, 285-pound high-flyer probably doesn’t need to accumulate extra wear and tear before his rookie season, and he’s not the only one sitting out the World Cup. Within the past week, James Harden, Anthony Davis, CJ McCollum and Eric Gordon, among others, also have pulled out of the upcoming USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas. Related News Williamson may be better served getting into shape and building chemistry with the Pelicans’ top-tier young core that includes Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and fellow 2019 draft pick Nickeil Alexander-Walker.Williamson already gave the Pelicans a scare when he bruised his knee in NBA Summer League play in Las Vegas earlier this month. He threw down some thunderous dunks and scored 11 points in nine minutes against the Knicks in his lone game, but the knee injury led New Orleans to keep him out for the remainder of that contest and the rest of the event. The Pelicans were 33-49 in 2018-19 and missed the playoffs, but New Orleans appears to be positioning itself for some serious improvement. Coach Gregg Popovich still currently has quality young players like Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell and Kyle Kuzma in the fold, as well as proven veterans like Kemba Walker and Damian Lillard. The 12-man U.S. roster will open World Cup play Sept. 1 in Shanghai.
Talented B&H tennis player Dea Herdzelas qualified for the main draw of ITF Challenger tournament in Wesley Chapel (USA).Nineteen year old Dea from Sarajevo won in the third, final round of qualifiers against American Brooke Austin with score 7: 5, 6: 4.Herdzelas is one of eight players who qualified in the main part of the tournament, which is played for a prize of 25,000 USD.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)
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