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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Smart engagement, stronger Australia: our future in the Asia-Pacific

04 June 2015

The rise of Asia requires vision and action in Australia, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).

Smart Engagement with Asia provides new insight to the complexities of our relationships in the region, and a blueprint for the bridges Australia can build.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC called for a national commitment to our future in the region.

Strengthening Australia's research training system

26 May 2015

On Wednesday 20 May, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education and Training announced that the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has been commissioned to undertake a review of Australia’s research training system, to ensure that it meets the country’s research needs in the 21st-century. The review will form the final project in a four-year research program titled Securing Australia’s Future, launched by the Chief Scientist in 2012.

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.  

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