News & Highlights

Science Deans to meet in Canberra

The Annual General Meeting and Conference of the ACDS will be held in person in Canberra on October 24-25. It … 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

The Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS) is holding a national forum to showcase emerging organisations and cultures engaged … Continue Reading»

ACSME 2022: The final count down is on for colleagues to meet up in-person in Perth and online

After two years of meeting online it is exciting that more than 100 delegates are preparing to travel to Perth … Continue Reading»

CRITICAL MINERALS – Issue #8 Australian University Science

Renewable energy, better batteries, internet connected devices and space exploration are all made possible by technologies that are in higher … Continue Reading»

Australia’s Chief Scientist engagement with the ACDS – August 2022

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, Australia’s Chief Scientist, delivered an address as part of the ACDS Extending the Research Culture … Continue Reading»

Response to State of Environment Report

University leaders from across the sector unite in call for action on environment The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and … Continue Reading»

Superstars of STEM applications open

The search has begun for Australia’s next constellation of Superstars of STEM. Could you be one of them? Or do you … Continue Reading»

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