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 Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

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Latest News

ACOLA Welcomes New President of Australian Academy of Humanities

24 November 2014

A China expert, Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA, has been elected as the new President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. A leading expert on China, Australia and the geo-politics of the Asia-Pacific region, Professor Fitzgerald replaces the outgoing Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA. ACOLA welcomes Professor Fitzgerald to the ACOLA Council and thanks Professor Johnson for her time on the Council. Read more about Professor Fitzgerald in the AAH media release. 

ACOLA Secretariat to give Keynote Speech at Interdisciplinary Conference

14 November 2014

ACOLA Secretariat General Manger, Dr Jacques de Vos Malan has been invited to give the keynote speech at the 1st Pan-American Interdisciplinary Conference, 13-16 March 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference is the result of the successful cooperation between the European Scientific Institute, University of Flores, and the University of the Azores.

Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia

28 October 2014

Launched today with an address at the National Press Club, Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), completes the disciplinary picture which began with the launch of Health of Australian Science report by the Office of the Chief Scientist in 2012. 

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