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The University Foreign Interference Taskforce - Guidelines to counter foreign interference in the Australian university sector

Summary: 

The Guidelines to counter foreign interference in the Australian university sector (the guidelines) were developed by the University Foreign Interference Taskforce. The guidelines are intended to protect the university sector against foreign interference, through supporting an environment of trust and guiding decision making, based on potential risks, so Australian universities can continue to produce world-class research.

Supporting more women into STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) National Research Internships Program (NRIP)

Summary: 

The Australian Government is providing $28.2 million over four years (from 2016-17 to 2019-20) to the NRIP, expanding the existing Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) PhD internships program to a nationally-scaled program. The NRIP objectives are to:

  • support 1400 new industry-based internships for PhD researchers, with a focus on supporting more women in science, technology, engineering, or mathematical (STEM) disciplines
  • provide PhD students with the opportunity to work with an industry partner on a research project and apply their knowledge in the workforce
  • encourage greater collaboration between industry and universities

Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements

Summary: 

On 7 July 2015, the then Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP appointed Dr Ian Watt AO to conduct a review of research policy and funding arrangements (the review). The review was given the task of developing options to strengthen Australia’s research system and encourage greater collaboration between universities and business and other research end users to enable Australia’s high quality research to be translated into economic and social benefits for the nation.

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