Showcasing Australian research excellence to the world

Friday 11 March 2016


A new book launched this week is proof of the profound contribution Australia’s university researchers are making not only to the lives of Australians, but communities around the world.

Commissioned by the Department of Education and Training in collaboration with Universities Australia, World-leading research in Australia’s universities showcases how Australian universities are working with our international partners and building productive alliances with Australian and international businesses and industries.

The book also demonstrates, in an engaging way, the depth and breadth of Australia’s university research, skills and ingenuity at a time when the rest of the world is looking to Australia for new ideas.

Education and Training Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham said the book contains many examples where Australian research is transforming lives here and overseas.

“The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre at Charles Sturt University is training the next generation of grain scientists and producing high-quality results for Australians. 

“And perhaps one of the discoveries of the century, almost a hundred years to the day from the pronouncement of the General Theory of Relativity, researchers from six universities, played a key role in the first ever observation of gravitational waves. 

“To prove a theory through observation that even Einstein thought impossible, is remarkable to say the least,” Senator Birmingham said.

For more information about World-leading research in Australia’s universities visit Universities Australia.