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ACDS Teaching and Learning Leaders Conference 2022

After two years of only being able to meet online more than forty Science Faculty Associate Deans (Teaching & Learning) … Continue Reading»

2022 Successful Teaching and Learning Grants

We received a total of 30 applications for the 2022 ACDS Teaching and Learning Grants Scheme. This is an outstanding … Continue Reading»

ACDS supports Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities

The Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS) wishes to express publicly its strong support of our colleagues, the Deans … Continue Reading»

ACDS Learning and Teaching Leaders Conference 2022

What does a BSc look like, post-COVID? is the theme for the ACDS Learning & Teaching Leaders Conference to be … Continue Reading»

ACDS Teaching and Learning grants 2022: Call for applications

In 2022 the ACDS is offering funding for teaching and learning projects to advance learning and teaching in science and … Continue Reading»

Submission to ARC consultation paper: Preprints – ERA

The ACDS has made a submission to the questions posed in the Consultation Paper: Preprints – ERA. In responding to … Continue Reading»

Science’s Big Ideas – Issue #7 Australian University Science

From curiosity, observation, decades-long investigation and the odd bright idea, stems the knowledge that is the progenitor of massive advances … Continue Reading»

ACDS intervenes in ARC grants cancelled controversy

The ACDS backs calls for legislation to protect the independence of the Australian Research Council and prevent a minister deciding … Continue Reading»

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Identifying and supporting a contemporary vision for scientific research and research education in Australia’s universities.


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Supporting university capability to deliver impact through scientific research, education and the interaction of science with industry and the community.

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ACDS National Research Network

A network of research organisational leaders in Australia’s science faculties and schools.


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