The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) combines the strengths of the four Australian Learned Academies: Australian Academy of Science, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Australian Academy of the Humanities and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

By providing a forum that brings together great minds, broad perspectives and knowledge, ACOLA is the nexus for true interdisciplinary cooperation to develop integrated problem solving and cutting edge thinking on key issues for the benefit of Australia.

ACOLA receives Australian Government funding from the Australian Research Council and the Department of Education.

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European Scientific Institute - global interdisciplinary network

14 January 2015

ACOLA is pleased to continue its involvement with the European Scientific Institute (ESI) in 2015 through its major interdisciplinary conference and the European Scientific Journal.  

Seasons Greetings

16 December 2014

The ACOLA Secretariat office will be closed from 19 December 2014 to 6 January 2015. We look forward to working with you all in the new year.

Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research - Academies and ACOLA Respond

15 December 2014

Three of Australia's four Learned Academies and ACOLA have responded or made considered submissions to the Australian Government's consultation process on Boosting the commercial returns from research. As part of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, the Australian Government is looking to develop and implement a strategy to improve Australia’s economic performance through better translation of research into commercial outcomes. 

Read the ACOLA Submission here.

Read the Australian Academy of the Humanities submission here.

Read the Australian Academy of Science response and discussion papers here.

Read the ATSE submission here.

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