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ACDS AGM condemns interference in ARC grants – press release

In solidarity with our colleagues in the humanities and social sciences, and via a unanimous resolution of its Annual General Meeting, the ACDS deplores the unwarranted and unreasonable intervention of the Minister for Education in vetoing the award of a tranche of ARC grants.

We call upon the Minister to explain the basis on which he decided to defy the results of a robust review process by national and international experts.

We reject any implied criticism of the ARC, whose grant processes are conducted with the highest standards of integrity and expertise.

We call upon the government to commit publicly to ensure that no further ministerial interference occurs in the award of ARC or NHMRC grants.

 

Professor Brian Yates
President, ACDS
0439 281 553
brian.yates@utas.edu.au
Professor John Rice
Executive Director, ACDS
0438 438 097
john.rice@adelaide.edu.au

ACDS National Research Forum 2018

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.

See the full program here. Presentations from the Forum will be available soon on the Forum web page.

ACDS WIL in Science National Forum 2018

The ACDS WIL in Science National Forum 2018 will be held at the ParkRoyal Hotel at Melbourne Airport on Friday 7th December 2018.

Places are limited so please check with your Faculty to co-ordinate registrations.

Register here!

ACDS 2018 AGM

The date for the 2018 AGM has been moved back by one week due to unforeseen changes in venue arrangements.

The 2018 ACDS AGM will now be held on Monday 29 – Tuesday 30 October in Sydney

Please reserve these dates in your diaries

Day 1 of the AGM and the AGM Dinner will be held at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport

Day 2 will be held at ANSTO, Lucas Heights and will feature tours of this major scientific establishment. Transport to Lucas Heights and return to Sydney Airport will be provided.

Accommodation is available at the Stamford Plaza, $270 Room, Breakfast and Internet.

For Bookings

By Phone – Please call 02 9317 2200, then select option 1 for reservation 

By Email – Please send email request to sydneyreservations@stamford.com.au 

and quote special code ACDS AGM to access the special rate and block rooms.

The AGM themes and program will be developed over the next few months. We welcome your suggestions. One theme which arises from the 2017 AGM is the governance of science and the role of deans.