Report: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences


The National Committee for Geographical Sciences is preparing a report on strategic directions for the discipline. The report aims to explain the contribution that geography can make to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Australians and Australia through research, education, training, expertise and community outreach. It will also identify any actions that would enhance these contributions. The report will be written for public and private sector decision makers, educational administrators, policy makers, community organisations and the general public.

To assist in the preparation of this report, the National Committee sought input through an online survey in 2016. We received responses from university staff, graduate students, teachers, geographers working in the public or private sectors (such as planning, local government, environment agencies, the spatial information sector and many other areas), employers and others interested in the future of the discipline. Small workshops and interviews were then held with numerous university geography departments and research leaders around Australia.


Please feel free to contact us if you have queries about the process in producing this report
Alistair Usher (Senior Policy Analyst)
Phone: 02 6201 9439
Fax: 02 6201 9494

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