Communication, project management and commercialisation skills combined with advanced scientific knowledge can create a degree that is the scientific equivalent to an MBA.
The New Manager program is a comprehensive and accelerated course designed to assist managers in developing their skills of self management and managing the performance of others. It covers the breadth of people management skills and introduces participants to practical tools and strategies.
A $10 million program to help Australian inventions get to market was launched by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Kim Carr, at the Universities Australia conference in Canberra, recently.
Research grants to 15 health and medical research teams have been announced. The grants, worth an average of $7.2 million, will provide employment for a significant number of researchers.
Research Australia has called for continued investment in the discovery and development of new treatments, therapies and services in health in its 2009–10 Budget submission.
The Pharmaceuticals Industry Strategy Group has produced a report outlining a 10-year plan for the pharmaceuticals industry in Australia.
Science is losing popularity as a tertiary education destination. Would putting some fun and adventure into the subject at school reverse this trend?
Politics does affect funding decisions according to research from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
The research in the university sector will be strengthened by the Rudd government's funding of an additional 1000 Australian Postgraduate Awards.
Government and public researchers sign rights and responsibilities charters.
Victoria University and Shimadzu are providing technical expertise and high-tech equipment to 12 Victorian secondary schools to help promote science as a tertiary chioce.
A parliamentary report into research training has found that attracting and training the next generation of Australian researchers is being hampered by inadequate funding.
Clean energy technologies, investigation of climate change issues and technologies to promote healthy ageing are some of the areas to receive funding in the latest round of grants from the International Science Linkages Competitive Grants scheme.
The report of the Review of Australia's National Innovation System concludes that the country is falling behind the rest of the world and includes recommendations across a number of themes including innovation in business, strengthening people and skills, excellence in national research, information and market design, and taxation.
A new grants program linking NSW and South Korea in joint technology projects has been announced. Preliminary applications for the grants will close on 30 September and final applications on 15 November.