Regional Australia

Enhancing research outcomes from Australia’s regional, rural and remote universities

Enhancing research outcomes from Australia’s regional, rural and remote universities Improving research potential and outcomes at universities in the regional, rural and remote research sector The Australian Government Department of Education has engaged the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to work with the regional, rural and remote (RRR) research sector to better understand the…

ACOLA Horizon Scanning: Artificial Intelligence report

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…

Annual Reports

ACOLA Annual Reports 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 Full…

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The Role of Energy Storage in Australia’s Future Energy Supply Mix

Horizon Scanning Series The Role of Energy Storage in Australia’s Future Energy Supply Delivered as a partnership between Australia’s Chief Scientist and ACOLA, the Energy Storage project studies the transformative role that energy storage may play in Australia’s energy systems; future economic opportunities and challenges; and current state of and future trends in energy storage…

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…

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…

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.…