Panel discussion: Research Investment will be vital to Victoria’s economic recovery Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020 The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) hosted a panel session to discuss its report: Stimulating the Science and Research Ecosystem Creates Jobs and Investment. The report, commissioned by Victoria’s Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples, demonstrates that past investments…
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ACOLA is the nexus for true interdisciplinary cooperation to develop integrated problem solving and cutting edge thinking on key issues for the benefit of Australia.
The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) combines the strengths of the Australian Learned Academies:
- Australian Academy of Science
- Australian Academy of the Humanities
- Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
- The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science
28 of the nation’s top medical and health researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia, including 13 women.
The Government recently presented the delayed Federal budget. It is gratifying that they plan to make significant investments in technology and STEM education, advanced manufacturing, improved healthcare, digital adoption by business and government, infrastructure, cybersecurity and encouraging a STEM-skilled workforce
ACOLA’s CEO has took up the challenge last school holidays. His storytime pledge was to read The Martian by Andy Weir to his three boys aged 12, 10 and 8.
Ryan chose the Martian as it showcased the power of research, tenacity and science when the going gets tough.
Agencies across the Australian Public Service must become data-driven so that employees can understand the power of the data and achieve better outcomes, according to Dr Simon Barry, deputy director at CSIRO’s Data61.
Now is the time for Australian governments to invest heavily in science and research to stimulate the economic recovery and prepare the country for long-term growth, according to Victoria’s lead scientist Dr Amanda Caples