Undergraduates and research: Connectivity in the university

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Contemporary universities are engaged in multiple activities, which are often disconnected and subject to powerful external influences. Undergraduate research projects have been posited as a means of enhancing undergraduate education and improving the integration of research and teaching. However, engagement with the core research activity of the institution is not easily achieved. Greater integration between disparate activities within the university is hindered by the dynamics of the higher education field, pressures on academic staff and students, and funding policies. Expanded undergraduate involvement in externally funded research projects could engender connectivity between disconnected parties and with learning contexts often considered external to the university.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-547
Number of pages13
JournalEducational Studies
Issue number5
Early online date30 May 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • research management
  • student experience
  • undergraduates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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