National Research Forum 2018
24 – 25 September 2018 – Novotel Melbourne on Collins
The 2018 ACDS National Research Forum was held on September 24-25 in Melbourne. 27 Universities were represented including all but one Go8 and all but one ATN. Ten deans attended, several bringing their ADR’s and AD Graduate Students with them.
Presentations by Leanne Harvey on the ARC Engagement and Impact exercise, Jens Goennerman on Working with Industry, and a panel led by Margie Atkinson on CSIRO University relations in the age of engagement and impact, made a strong impression, as did Holger Meinke’s talk on leadership of a research institute.
Presentations from the Forum will be available soon.
National Research Forum 2017
25 – 26 September 2017 – Novotel Sydney Central
The inaugural ACDS National Research Forum was held in Sydney in September 2017, and brought together Deans, Associate Deans Research, Research Training, and allied leadership roles to discuss industry engagement, research impact and the changing nature of the PhD. .
Speakers included Prof Sue Thomas (CEO, Australian Research Council), Prof Helene Marsh (co-chair of the ACOLA Review into postgraduate research training), Prof Peter Rathjen, (VC, the University of Tasmania and soon to be VC of the University of Adelaide), Dr Stephen Bell (CEO, Qenos), A/Prof Jonathon Morris (UNSW) and Dr Karen Barry (University of Tasmania).