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ACSME 2023 University of Tasmania and online

We are excited to open registration for ACSME2023, the first-ever ACSME conference in Tasmania! Hope to see as many as … Continue Reading»

ACDS update – from the President

Message to Science Deans and Associate Deans – February 2023 Below are some updates from the Australian Council of Deans … Continue Reading»

ACDS submission to the ARC review calls for the importance and interrelationships across the entire research value chain to be supported

The ACDS made the following submission to the 2022 review of the Australian Research Council Act. The ARC Act should … Continue Reading»

Solving challenges through collaborative innovation

“Solving challenges through collaborative innovation” was the theme and focus of a presentation by CSIRO Chief Scientist – Professor Bronwyn … Continue Reading»

ACDS announces new Executive Committee for 2022-2023

The Executive Committee for the coming year includes two new members – Katrina Fawkner (University of Adelaide) and Adam Trevitt … Continue Reading»

ACSME 2022: It’s a wrap

What a wonderful conference ACSME 2022 was! Just under 190 academics, professional staff and students came to share their experiences. … Continue Reading»

ACDS Annual General Meeting and Conference Program

The 2022 AGM and Annual Conference for Deans of Science will be held in Canberra on 24-25 October. We have … Continue Reading»

New national conference – University Science Industry Forum: November 2022

Please note that the Conference has been cancelled for 2022. The Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS) is holding … Continue Reading»

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