News & Highlights

ACDS position statement: Engagement with disciplinary research is a distinguishing feature of a University Science education

The ACDS advocates strongly for research-informed and research-led teaching in university science education.  We argue that quality university education is … Continue Reading»

The Innovation Pipeline – Issue #9 Australian University Science

The latest issue of of the ACDS magazine is out now and presents brief and compelling case studies of Australian … Continue Reading»

Media release: ACDS response to the Universities Accord

The ACDS has made a submission to the Australian Universities Accord, providing a unique national perspective for University Science. The … Continue Reading»

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»

Areas of interest

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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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Current and previous ADCS events and presentations


Teaching & Learning

Leading science education through supporting networks, developing resources and building leadership capacity.