The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence: An opportunity to improve our wellbeing

Horizon Scanning Series The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence: An opportunity to improve our wellbeing As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more advanced its applications will become increasingly complex and will find their place in homes, work places and cities. AI offers broad-reaching opportunities, but uptake also carries serious implications for human capital, social…

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Announcement – ACOLA farewells CEO, Dr Angus Henderson

ACOLA farewells CEO, Dr Angus Henderson ACOLA farewelled Chief Executive Officer, Dr Angus Henderson on 2 November 2018. During his time at ACOLA, Angus played a critical role in the success of the organisation as it transitioned from completing the Securing Australia’s Future program to establishment of the Horizon Scanning Series. He also helped guide through restructure of the organisation’s governance arrangements.…

Australia’s Learned Academies respond to current ARC grant issues

Australia’s Learned Academies respond to current ARC grant issues Australia’s Learned Academies have voiced their concerns over highly-recommended Australian Research Council (ARC) applications that were revealed recently as being subject to non-transparent Ministerial veto under former Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Australian researchers face many hurdles in establishing a stable career in their field, including the…

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2018 ACOLA Annual Report

2018 Annual Report   2018 has been a very productive year for ACOLA. Progressing on several fronts, ACOLA has made landmark achievements internally, where it navigated a major restructure, and also externally, where it gained significant momentum delivering the Horizon Scanning series. Dr John Beaton, Chair, Board of Directors ACOLA Secretariat Limited ACOLA STRATEGIC STATEMENT The…

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2017 ACOLA Annual Report

2017 Annual Report   Financial Year 2017 has been a year of transition for ACOLA, as we completed the Securing Australia’s Future (SAF) program and initiated several projects through the new Horizon Scanning initiative for the Chief Scientist and the Commonwealth Science Council. Dr Christina Parolin, Chair, Board of Directors ACOLA Secretariat Limited ACOLA STRATEGIC…

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2016 ACOLA Annual Report

2016 Annual Report   Financial Year 2016 has been a year of change for ACOLA. Along with substantive completion of the Securing Australia’s Future (SAF) program, ACOLA began to turn in a new strategic direction. Ms Anna-Maria Arabia, Chair, Board of Directors ACOLA Secretariat Limited ACOLA STRATEGIC STATEMENT Australia’s four Learned Academies are independent organisations…

Industry placements, transferable skills development, better data the key to Australia’s research future: national training review

Industry placements for PhD students and flexibility for graduate training are two key recommendations of a comprehensive review of Australia’s research training system launched today by Federal Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham. Established by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) as part of the Securing Australia’s Future program, the review’s recommendations…

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2015 ACOLA Annual Report

2015 Annual Report   In FY2015, ACOLA has continued to deliver the first and second tranches ofthe program Securing Australia’s Future (SAF). The eight projects involved to date were designed to provide evidence-based research initially for the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering & Innovation Council (PMSEIC) and more recently for the Commonwealth Science Council. Dr Margaret…

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2014 ACOLA Annual Report

2014 Annual Report   In FY2014 ACOLA Secretariat Ltd has continued to deliver the research projects of the first tranche of the program Securing Australia’s Future. The company has also been closely involved in developing and initiating several second tranche SAF projects. All of these were designed to provide evidence based research for the Prime…