Higher Education Research

Higher Education Research Programmes

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National Innovation and Science Agenda

On 7 December 2015, the Government released the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). The Agenda will ensure that high quality research drives innovation that saves lives, answers social and environmental imperatives, improves economic productivity and growth, and creates the jobs of the...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The Australian Government has commissioned the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap to support future investment decisions in research infrastructure. This will ensure Australian researchers can access world class major national research infrastructure.

Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence

The Australian Government has committed $3.5 million over four years from 2016-17 to establish the Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence program aimed at addressing the critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals in Australia.

Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Programme (AMSPP)

The Australian Government is making $16.4 million available over three years to enable universities across Australia to deliver innovative maths and science projects.

Collaborative Research Networks (CRN)

The Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) programme is intended to effect structural adjustment in the research and research training capacity of smaller, regional and less research intensive universities in the higher education system.

Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group

The Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group has been established to assist universities in supporting their teaching and research infrastructure needs.

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure

The Australian Government supports national collaborative research infrastructure that enables Australian researchers to deliver lasting returns to the Australian community.

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) delivers world class research facilities so that Australian researchers can solve complex problems both here in Australia and around the globe. NCRIS is the most efficient and strategic way to invest in national scale research...

Research Block Grants

In 2016, the Australian Government is expected to provide $1.81 billion to higher education providers as block grants to support research and research training, through a number of performance-based schemes under the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) 2003.

Review of Australia’s Research Training System

A highly skilled research workforce is vital to Australia’s future prosperity. The Government commissioned the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to undertake a review of Australia’s research training system. 

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute project

The Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce 2016–2020 The Australian Government is providing $2 million over four years to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) for its new national project: Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce 2016–2020.  

Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research

Overall, the Australian research sector is highly productive, internationally connected, and recognised globally for high quality research.