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…

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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…

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…

Missing opportunities in Australian Innovation

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has reported that innovation in Australia is suffering from a lack of direction, short-termism and a haphazard approach. Translating research for economic and social benefit examined innovation initiatives in 14 nations and found a clear link between national policy and performance. The 14 were: Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany,…

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Research training system review Expert Working Group appointed

Research Training System Review Expert Working Group Appointed ACOLA today has issued a media release announcing the appointment of the Expert Working Group for the Research Training System Review. The Australian Council of Learned Academies has appointed the Expert Working Group to conduct the review of the Research Training System, as announced by the Minister…