The ACOLA provides efficient and effective services to key stakeholders and serves as a catalyst for projects that promote research and scholarship in science, technological sciences and engineering, social sciences and the humanities in Australia.

Road map to better health care system in Australia

A report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that precision medicine has the potential to transform Australia’s health care system. Precision medicine combines knowledge of a person’s unique genetic makeup, protein levels, and their environment to allow accurate disease prevention and treatment tailored to individual needs. To date, the main…

Bright future for Australian energy storage despite public uncertainty

MEDIA RELEASE: Bright future for Australian energy storage despite public uncertainty 20/11/2017 by ACOLA Admin Bright future for Australian energy storage despite public uncertainty A report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that Australia has the potential to lead the world in developing large and home scale energy storage systems…

SAF Book: Harnessing interdisciplinary research for innovation and prosperity

Securing Australia’s Future Securing Australia’s Future: Harnessing interdisciplinary research for innovation and prosperity ACOLA formally launched the book Securing Australia’s Future: Harnessing interdisciplinary research for innovation and prosperity on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at the Shine Dome in Canberra. Following the launch, a panel session with Dr Alan Finkel, Prof Ian Chubb, Prof Peter McPhee…

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An Eye to the Future: Shaping Australia’s Tomorrow

‘Securing Australia’s Future’– book launch, 28 June 2017, The Shine Dome, Canberra Maintaining a strong education system and building industries of the future are two of the key findings in the Securing Australia’s Future book, launched today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). Securing Australia’s Future was a four year, $10 million investment…

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Renaissance Reborn: Mixing Skills For Smarter Firms

Australia’s top-flight innovators will draw on a mix of skills – creative, business and technical– to tap new sources of wealth, according to a new report. Skills and capabilities for Australian Enterprise Innovation, from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), provides a window into the business practices of innovation leaders today, and insight to…

ACOLA SAF10 Skills and capabilities for Australian enterprise innovation

Skills and capabilities for Australian enterprise innovation

Securing Australia’s Future SAF10: Skills and capabilities for Australian enterprise innovation It is widely accepted that Australia needs an innovative, flexible and creative workforce with the capabilities to enable the country to maximize its opportunities. While technical and scientific capabilities are recognised as critical, there is a growing awareness that innovation also requires people who…

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Australia’s economic edge: the Asian business diasporas

Australia’s human bridges to Asia are critical national infrastructure, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). With Asian nations rising as the super-economies of the century ahead, the report, Australia’s Diaspora Advantage: Realising the potential for building transnational business networks with Asia, charts the path to stronger engagement for…

ACOLA SAF13 Review of Australia's Research Training System

Research training system review

Securing Australia’s Future SAF13: Research training system review Australia’s Higher Degree by Research (HDR) training system is critical to our future economic strength. It provides a highly qualified research workforce, enabling research and innovation across the academic, industry, government and not-for-profit sectors, as well as contributing substantially to Australia’s and the world’s body of knowledge.…