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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 National Research Internships Program (NRIP), expanding the existing Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) PhD internships program to a nationally-scaled program. The National Research Internships Program will:

  • 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

Higher Education Reform Package

Summary: 

The Australian Government's proposed higher education reform package remains in the Senate. The Government is currently considering options as reforming the higher education system remains a priority, both to maintain and enhance Australia's world-class higher education sector, and to ensure future funding arrangements remain sustainable, in line with the reforms announced in the 2017-18 Budget.

Australia-India Skills Mission

Summary: 

The 2017 Australia-India Skills Mission, Skilling a Global Economy will bring together representatives from business, industry and government. The aim of the visit is to strengthen collaboration between Australia and India, fostering new ways of working together to address skills and workforce challenges.

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