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.

Read more about ACOLA here.


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Media Alert: Australia's cities are not sustainable, a major rethink is required

24 September 2015

Australia’s first Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, the Hon Jamie Briggs MP, and Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC FTSE, will launch Delivering Sustainable Mobility, an ACOLA report at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on Wednesday 7 October 2015. Register your attendance for the launch here.

Media Release: Adoption of new technologies crucial to Australia’s future

23 September 2015

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for economic growth and community wellbeing, but only if Australians are ready to adapt and learn, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).

Technology and Australia’s Future explores what it takes to win in the technology race and manage the human costs of disruptive technology.

Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, who will launch the report in Canberra today, said decisions made today would impact generations of Australians.

Media Alert: Technology and Australia's Future

21 September 2015

Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC FTSE will launch the report at the Shine Dome in Canberra on Wednesday 23 September.

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