News & Highlights

We must get better at explaining the impact of basic research on applied research/wealth creation, especially how the two interact with each other

Iain Young is Dean of Science at University of Sydney. See his take on advocacy for basic science research, from … 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»

Three DVC’s Research share their views on the Commercialising University Research Consultation paper and some of the challenges for Deans of Science

In the final session for 2021 of the “Expanding the research culture of Australian university science” webinar series presented by … Continue Reading»

ACDS – AGM and Conference: University Science – Industry Forum

In our final series of speaker notes from the Annual General Meeting and Conference we present the following summary of … Continue Reading»

Science depends on international students for almost half of its HDR load and much of its research funding.

Jonathon Chew, Head, Strategic Insights and Analytics, Navitas was a keynote speaker at the ACDS Annual General Meeting and Conference. … Continue Reading»

Optimising discipline mix for profit margin under Job-ready Graduates shows disciplines disappearing over time

Professor Aidan Byrne, Provost of the University of Queensland, talked about the future of Australian university science at the recent … Continue Reading»

Universities maintain financial health by offsetting a 5% loss of revenue largely via staff redundancies

Professor Frank Larkins address to the ACDS AGM on the policy and financial challenges facing Australian Universities focussed on: The … Continue Reading»

ACDS Annual General Meeting and Conference October 2021

The AGM and Conference for Science Deans will be held online on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th October. The program … Continue Reading»

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