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…

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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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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…

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…

Media release 28 June 2017

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…