Academy’s achievements highlighted in annual report

June 25, 2018

The Academy’s recently published annual report has highlighted the organisation’s many achievements made in 2017.

Driven by the priorities of Fellows and led by the Council and Executive Committee, major achievements included the development of a sophisticated digital communications capability focused on video production and social media, and the launch of two plans: space science and technology, and agricultural sciences.

Global activities included the delivery of the first round of the Australian Government’s Regional Collaboration Programme, the development of the ‘Canberra Declaration’ to establish an International Brain Initiative, raising the importance of global health with the G20 as part of the S20 Science Forum, and support for international science organisations, regional connections and emerging scientists.

The Academy delivered a national public speaker series on the science of polymers, and published a review of Australian climate science capability.

Twenty-one leading scientists were elected as new Fellows, and the Academy welcomed two Corresponding Members.

Also reported are the increasing impacts of the Academy’s primary and high school science and maths education programs, with a focus on providing resources and professional learning for thousands of teachers.

Read more about the Academy’s achievements in the 2017 Annual Report.

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