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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Media Release: Submissions open for Review of Australia’s Research Training System

03 August 2015

Call for input: ACOLA today announced a call for written submissions to the Review of Australia’s Research Training System.

Submissions can be made online through a dedicated website.

The call for submissions is open until 11.59pm AEST Monday 31 August 2015.

The submission process will provide a fundamental basis for the review, and inform public consultations to be undertaken later in 2015. Organisations and individuals with an interest in the training of researchers in Australia are encouraged to make submissions. 

Media Release: Australia's agricultural future is bright but faces challenges

27 July 2015

The value of Australia’s agricultural exports could double in real terms by 2050 in response to surging global demand, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).

The report, Australia’s Agricultural Future, explores the choices and challenges the sector faces on the path to sustainable growth in a changing market. It maps opportunities to increase productivity and build new comparative advantages, whilst supporting the aspirations of regional communities.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC highlighted the critical role for science in our farming future.

Media Alert: Australia's Agriculture Future Report launch

22 July 2015

Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC FTSE will launch the report and take part in a panel discussion with the report’s authors and members of the Expert Working Group at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra on Monday 27 July.

To attend the launch register here.

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