National Strategic Review of Mathematical Sciences Research in Australia

The report of the National Strategic Review of Mathematical Sciences Research in Australia is now available from this website.

The report makes familiar reading to academics and students of mathematics over the last decade. For example, the summary of Chapter 5:- The Way Forward: Strengthening the Research Base, is

Summary
The narrowing of the research base can be addressed by:
■ Improving education in mathematics and statistics from primary schools to post-graduate education
■ Building up core university mathematical sciences departments to a critical mass so they have the flexibility to teach three-year minimum, and preferably four-year, mathematical sciences courses
■ Revisiting the funding formula to reflect the real cost of mathematical sciences teaching
■ Ensuring that service teaching is the responsibility of mathematical sciences departments
■ Maintaining a statistical group that ensures research across universities, including the humanities and social sciences, is valid and uses up-to-date contemporary methods
■ Providing a climate that encourages new appointments and overseas collaboration to broaden the research base
■ Supporting national collaborative infrastructure to broaden student options, promote research and business links and expand national and international research opportunities

2 Responses to National Strategic Review of Mathematical Sciences Research in Australia

  1. PeakEngineer says:

    Sacha,

    If you’re still interested in linking to me, I just wanted to let you know that I recently moved my site to a new url: http://peakoildesign.com

    It has the original blog, plus some hopefully useful tools such as forums and guilds. Stop by if you’re interested.

    -PeakEngineer

  2. Sacha says:

    PeakEngineer – I’ve changed the link.

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