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

News & Highlights

ACDS Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AGM is being held online over three separate sessions two weeks apart on October 26th, November 9th and November 23rd … Continue Reading»

Science education leadership webinar series

Next webinar: Thursday 12 November - What science learning outcomes can be achieved online?

In a new series of ACDS led webinars for science and mathematics education leaders, we will explore the experiences of … Continue Reading»

Industry Futures – Australian University Science out now

In Issue 4 of Australian University Science we explore proven industries developing from fundamental Australian University Science research, including the … Continue Reading»

The future Hydrogen Economy is scaffolded by universities

Science expertise is key to delivering sustainable energy solutions emerging from the hydrogen economy. This research is coming from surprising … Continue Reading»

How should we spend NPILF funds to improve Work Integrated Learning in generalist Science degrees

A joint discussion paper from Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS) and Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) The Australian … Continue Reading»

ACDS submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Job-ready Graduates Bill

The ACDS made a submission to the inquiry into the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and … 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.