$2 Million Boost for AMSI Programs
In partnership with the Australian Government, AMSI will deliver Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce, a $4 million four-year jointly funded national project.
Aligned to meet the challenges facing Australian innovation and science into the 21st Century this project will improve outcomes for higher education students in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM). The project will strengthen research training for STEM graduates in Australia and contribute to a highly skilled mathematical sciences workforce.
Building on the success of the AMSI Vacation Schools and Scholarship Project it will deliver:
- industry based internships for PhD students that provide work experience in commercial research and innovation, and develop students’ entrepreneurial skills and work-readiness
- opportunities for university students in mathematical sciences to advance their knowledge through annual summer and winter schools as well as through vacation research scholarships placements
- industry research training symposia in bioinformatics and optimisation, engaging students, researchers and industry
- support to strengthen participation of women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in graduate programmes in the mathematical sciences.
The project was announced by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham on 14 April 2016 in his address to the Knowledge Nation summit.
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