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Media Release June 2020: ACOLA statement in response to the Higher Education reforms

Media Release: 30 June 2020 Download: ACOLA statement in response to the higher education reforms [pdf] Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) statement in response to the Australian Government Higher Education reforms Securing Australia’s pipeline for interdisciplinary expertise and research Research and innovation are key drivers of economic growth and improved quality of life. Major…

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Media Release Feb 2020: ACOLA Consensus Statement on the Australian Bushfires

Media Release: 13 February 2020 Download: ACOLA Consensus Statement on the Australian Bushfires [pdf] The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) Consensus Statement on the Australian Bushfires ACOLA expresses our deepest sympathy and support to all Australians affected by the recent and ongoing bushfires, particularly those who have lost loved ones. The recent rain has…

Media Release July 2019: ACOLA Artificial Intelligence report release

Human Intelligence the key to the Artificial Intelligence age Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enhance Australia’s wellbeing, lift the economy, improve environmental sustainability and create a more equitable, inclusive and fair society. These are among the findings of a panel of experts in a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) titled: The Effective and Ethical Development…

Australian Council of Learned Academies Limited welcomes Board of Directors and appoints the Research Committee

In 2018, the Australian Council of Learned Academies transitioned through a governance restructure and is now a recognised Australian Research Institute, a registered Charity and is an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient organisation. As part of this transition, ACOLA welcomed a new Board of Directors comprised of the Presidents of ACOLA’s Member Academies and the ACOLA…

ACOLA team Feb 2017

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.…

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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…

report into medical technology

Framework for responsible advancement of synthetic biology in Australia

Synthetic biology could reshape the global industrial landscape, creating opportunities and challenges for Australian firms, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). Synthetic biology in Australia: an outlook to 2030 examines the prospects for a fast-evolving field characterised by bold thinking and interdisciplinary research. Broadly defined, synthetic biology involves…