The Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS) is the peak association representing science teaching and research across Australian universities.

News & Highlights

ACDS Resource Repository now live

The ACDS Resource Repository is starting to take shape. Check it out! This repository includes teaching and assessment resources developed … Continue Reading»

Innovation Futures – Issue 5: Australian University Science out now

This issue showcases how university science drives innovation, sparks new business opportunities and generates new jobs. Australian University Science has … Continue Reading»

Australia’s Chief Scientist launches new ACDS webinar series

The ACDS is hosting a new webinar series called Expanding the research culture of Australian university science. It is intended … Continue Reading»

2021 Successful Teaching and Learning Grants

We received a total of 42 applications for the 2021 ACDS Teaching and Learning Grants Scheme. This is an outstanding … Continue Reading»

Webinar on June 2: Overcoming barriers – Teaching for diversity and equity in STEM

Despite national efforts such as the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) programme and the Male Champions of Change (MCC) … Continue Reading»

Webinar with Chief Scientist – translating research outcomes for impact

The ACDS is offering a new series of 1-hour Zoom webinars in 2021 to stimulate discussion on extending university science … Continue Reading»

ACDS submission to University Research Commercialisation consultation paper

The submission highlights four broad areas: The societal benefits of university research can be enhanced, not so much by developing … Continue Reading»

Launch of Indigenous Science Community of Practice

Indigenous Science is an area of growing interest for scientific and cultural understanding, and as a mechanism for empowering Australia’s … 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.