Government commits to act on research training review

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Australia’s research training system will be in a strong position to meet the country’s research needs. Photo: Francisco Osorio/Flickr

The Australian Government has accepted all six of the recommendations put forward by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) in its review on Australia’s research training system.

Implementation of the recommendations will put Australia’s research training system in a strong position to meet the country’s research needs in the 21st century.

Among other recommendations, the review’s final report called for the establishment of a working group to oversee a process of reform that would ensure Australian PhD and masters by research graduates have consistent, world-class training that prepares them for careers in academia and in other sectors of the economy.

The review was undertaken by ACOLA with significant input from the Academy. The project was jointly managed by the Academy and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). The Academy acknowledges the work of those involved in the review, including Expert Working Group Chair John McGagh FTSE, Deputy Chair Professor Helene Marsh FAA FTSE, and members Professor Michael Barber FAA FTSE and Professor Jim McCluskey FAA.

More about the Government’s response to the ACOLA review

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