Latest issue of Australian University Science out now!

Impact: What lies beneath? Australian University Science highlights the interplay between university research and industry.

Nurturing the spirit of human discovery

Cradles of innovation, Australian universities nurture the soul of science, driving tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

4 ways Australian university science is driving discovery

It takes the whole faculty to foster exceptional science. Here are four ways Australian University Science is paving the way to exceptional innovation.

Behind the breakthroughs – the realm of quantum

Australia’s universities have built the nation’s quantum expertise and abilities for decades, making a multibillion-dollar industry possible.

The knowledge custodians: University science supports a living ecosystem of knowledge.

University science is underpinned by hundreds of years of discovery, shared knowledge, and an atmosphere of learning.

Bringing science’s workforce forward

Professor Brian Schmidt explores how science changes the world through the efforts of the exceptional people behind it.

The innovation pipeline. The value chain of Australian universities. Australian University Science – Issue 9.

The latest issue of Australian University Science asserts that the university-science research value chain is complex, iterative, and has value at all stages.

Two new totemic technologies that will disrupt the future: quantum and synthetic biology.

Universities are the hubs of transformative innovation, where every year, countless new ideas take flight.

The value of university science

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe asserts that university research is never just basic, or just commercialisable: it’s a complex value chain that drives innovation.

Universities: incubators of invention

For innovation, overnight success is often decades in the making: a keystone of which almost always comes from basic science at universities.

It is rocket science! University science must be supported at all levels

Researchers work across every part of the spectrum, from seeking fundamental knowledge to developing participatory outcomes that include benefits to end users, influence on policy, commercial partnerships and outcomes.

Four areas where fundamental research brings benefits to society and the economy.

Fundamental university science research has drawn inspiration from the Great Barrier Reef’s carbon storage capacity, the plant world’s ultra-efficient storage and transport structure, the reinvention solid state physics to develop new materials for electronic efficiency and advanced agricultural to nourish future outposts in space.

National University Science-Industry Forum

This forum, hosted by the Australian Council of Deans of Science, will explore collaborative organisational initiatives occurring at a different scale from institutions

5 ways university science is partnering with industry in critical minerals

Australian university science is partnering with industry to produce high-performance, alloys, batteries and circuits.

Latest issue of Australian University Science explores the rise of critical minerals

In the latest issue we explore how uncovering, processing and extracting critical minerals relies on continuous and evolving research and people trained in science.

Profile: Dr Melanie Finch works with mining companies to better understand ore deposits

“Research we are doing today could impact the discovery of critical mineral deposits within the next five to 10 years.”

Profile: Allison Britt’s career combines science, communications and a love of minerals

“My most satisfying job is helping to ensure that Australia understands its own national minerals inventory.”

Australian university scientists are working with industry to re-mine old mineral deposits

Supplying the world with critical minerals is going to require innovation in re-mining old deposits.

Fundamental university science is driving the discovery process for rare earth elements

Critical minerals are essential for tech we use today and for the green economy. Accessing these elements is thanks to innovation in Earth science research.

University science supports the critical transition to net zero

Decarbonisation relies on the deep science capability present across our universities and the ability to train the next generation, writes Professor Caroline McMillen AO, Chief Scientist for South Australia.

Australian University Science: Big Science’s Big Ideas

In this issue, we explore how Australian University Science in the last two decades has built the scaffolding upon which our technology, health and engineering and applied sciences operate.

Four fundamental science success stories

From devices that allow patients to operate computers with their thoughts to revolutionising solar technology, here are fundamental science’s success stories.

Professor Ian Frazer AC explores the case for curiosity.

Basic science is far more than the translatable research outcomes it might enable. It is also the catalyst for significant advances in our social and economic wellbeing. 

Big Science’s Big Ideas: CRISPR. From Cancer to Covid

Building on fundamental gene technologies, Australian scientists have adapted a treatment for children’s cancer into a tool to target and suppress the virus that causes COVID-19.