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

News & Highlights

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»

Upcoming ACDS Research Leaders Network Webinar

The first Research Leaders Network webinar for 2021 will be held on Friday March 19. The ACDS Research Leaders Network … Continue Reading»

ACSME 2021 will be held online on September 29 – October 1

The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) will again be held online this year as there is no … Continue Reading»

Future proofing curriculum quality of degrees through team-based scholarship

The Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) released a discussion paper  late last year entitled Making and assessing claims of scholarship and … Continue Reading»

PRESS RELEASE – Science & Technology Australia submission to 2021 Federal Budget

The Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS) welcomes the 2021 Federal Budget submission by Science & Technology Australia (STA), … Continue Reading»

ACDS Teaching and Learning grants 2021: Call for applications

In 2021 the ACDS is offering funding for teaching and learning projects to advance learning and teaching in science and … Continue Reading»

Areas of interest

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Research

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

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Engagement

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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Events

Current and previous ADCS events and presentations

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Teaching & Learning

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