Allegations of Victoria University 'cheating the system' for funding

By Shani Annand Baron

There's fresh allegations Victoria University is altering working agreements of staff to obtain additional funding.

The amount of money given to tertiary institutions is partly based on the proportion of staff involved in research. The allegations claim that Victoria University is altering working agreements so that staff appear to not be employed when the audit is conducted in order to meet funding criteria.

Tertiary Education Union president Dr Sandra Grey says it's not necessarily the institution in the wrong.

"It is the system as a whole that's at fault here, in many cases institutions know they just need the money and they will take any actions needed to ensure they get the funding they need to carry on."

- Newstalk ZB

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