Want to learn science at Stanford? Study philosophy first

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This first appeared in The Australian on June 21, 2021 and is republished courtesy of The Australian. By Helen Trinca Seven years after he began his science degree at Sydney University, 26-year-old Alexander Pereira is heading to Stanford University for postgraduate studies in philosophy. It’s a journey across the disciplines he didn’t anticipate back in 2014 but one that demonstrates the …

New report: Australian-Asian Research Collaborations in the Humanities – Mapping the Present, Planning the Future

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International collaboration is fundamental to humanities research. It provides the foundation for informed engagement in areas such as policy, trade, and diplomacy, and ensures that we can address challenges that cross national borders, such as climate change, ageing populations, cybersecurity, and systemic inequality. Until recently, there has been a lack of readily available data in Australia about humanities teaching and …

International Collaboration Positioning Statement

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities exists for the benefit of all Australians, as a leader, facilitator and champion of the histories, ideas, and cultures of our peoples, and of peoples around the world. Global collaboration is at the heart of humanities research and Australia benefits enormously from this approach – not only in terms of the quality and impact …

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New project well-timed to enhance Australia’s understanding and future partnership opportunities with China

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities hopes to help strengthen ties between Australia and China through a year-long project to map Australia’s research and training capacity in China studies and identify areas for improved knowledge-building and capacity. The Academy’s Executive Director, Dr Christina Parolin, said that while the rise of China had contributed to Australia’s prosperity and diversity economically, socially …

Australia joins global Call to Action to celebrate language diversity and promote a multilingual world

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Five of the world’s leading Learned Academies, including the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH), have joined forces in calling for urgent action to protect and promote language study globally. It’s the first time national peak bodies in the humanities and social sciences have collaborated to issue a public call on behalf of language diversity to meet the growing communications …

Federal inquiry into cultural and creative industries an opportunity to build back better from COVID-19

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities believes the current inquiry into Australia’s Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions comes at a pivotal moment and has the potential to be transformative for one of the nation’s most vital sectors. In its submission to the Inquiry, the Academy says the nation needs a fresh national approach, recognising that our creative and cultural …

Academy submission to the Job-ready Graduates Exposure Draft Legislation

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The Academy yesterday made a submission to the public consultation on the Job-ready Graduates Exposure Draft Legislation. As reflected in our previous statements on the government’s proposed changes to university fee structures, the Academy does not support the Job-ready Graduates Package in its current form. Under the new model, total funding for humanities subjects in the Society and Culture cluster …

What are the four drivers that have shaped Australia’s policy settings for arts and culture?

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A New Approach today released its fourth report, Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond. As a nation we are facing unprecedented challenges, as we wrestle with the consequences of back-to-back bushfire and pandemic crises as well as Australia’s first recession in 29 years. Arts and culture have a significant role to play …

Mobilising ideas and talent for the creative economy

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By Academy Executive Director, Dr Christina Parolin. First published in ArtsHub, 30 June 2020. 2020 has been a record year for challenges: catastrophic bushfires, a brutal global pandemic, the shutdown of our cultural and creative sectors, unemployment shooting up the charts, and a massive fee hike for those wanting to study humanities, arts and social science courses at university. It’s …