The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) combines the strengths of the four Australian Learned Academies: Australian Academy of Science, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Australian Academy of the Humanities and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

By providing a forum that brings together great minds, broad perspectives and knowledge, ACOLA is the nexus for true interdisciplinary cooperation to develop integrated problem solving and cutting edge thinking on key issues for the benefit of Australia.

ACOLA receives Australian Government funding from the Australian Research Council and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

Read more about ACOLA here.


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Position Available - Research Assistant (fixed-term, part-time, contractor), Canberra based.

08 April 2014

Securing Australia’s Future project one: Australia’s comparative advantage is recruiting a fixed-term, part-time contract Research Assistant to help with the gathering, analysis and synthesis of a wide variety of data relating to Australia’s socio-cultural, industrial, and innovation performance, both nationally and also relative to a cohort of comparable nations. These results will contribute to the evidence base of the Australia's Comparative Advantage project’s final report.

Successful interdisciplinary research – characteristics and challenges. New ACOLA Report.

14 January 2014

The Character of Interdisciplinary Research, a new report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), identifies the characteristics of successful interdisciplinary research and outlines the barriers that must be overcome in order for it to grow in Australia.

IPAA-ACOLA Survey of Australia’s Competitive Advantage

11 December 2013

ACOLA's Securing Australia's Future, project one, Australia's Comparative Advantage, is collaborating with the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) to conduct a survey with the aim of capturing views and opinions of Australian public administrators about Australia's comparative advantages.

The results will reform IPAA's programs and assist with an ACOLA report to the Government for the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) as part of the Securing Australia's Future program.

The survey should be completed by 14 December 2013 and can be accessed here.

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