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ACGR Response to the Australian Universities Accord Discussion Paper

May 2023

The Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Australian Universities Accord Panel Discussion Paper and anticipates positive benefits for the sector as a whole from the results of the Review. ACGR was established in 1995 and is Australia’s peak body for graduate research education. Our purpose is to… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for May 2023

May 2023

How wonderful it was to gather for 2 days of conversation and networking at our ACGR National Meeting in Sydney. We had over 100 colleagues in attendance and the forward-thinking tone of the meeting was invigorating as we engaged with Professor Mary O’Kane and Professor Barney Glover to discuss the promising future of Graduate Research in… Continue Reading»

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EOIs for 2023 Visualise Your Thesis programme now open

April 2023

  Expressions of interest are open for institutions wishing to participate in the 2023 Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) programme, facilitated by the University of Melbourne, and now in its fifth year on the international stage. Graduate Researchers are tasked with creating a 60 second video that explains their research to a non-specialist audience. By treating… Continue Reading»

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ACGR feedback on Implementation of the Guidelines to Counter Foreign Interference in the Australian University Sector

April 2023

The Australian Department of Education is undertaking a detailed consultation to inform a report on implementation of the Guidelines to Counter Foreign Interference in the Australian University Sector (Guidelines) to the Ministers for Education and Home Affairs. ACGR was invited to provide feedback for the purpose of integrating insights on key themes, challenges, best practice,… Continue Reading»

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AGCR Impact Blog ‘HDR making connections’

April 2023

Read the most recent AGCR Impact Blog ‘HDR making connections‘ by Tasha Kitano and Aleksandra Olechnowicz of Queensland University of Technology’s Graduate Research Education & Development team (GRE+D). Highlighting the importance of providing opportunities for higher degree research students (HDRs) to make connections throughout their candidature, the post discusses the tailored digital learning platform and… Continue Reading»

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National Industry PhD Program Applications Open

April 2023

The National Industry PhD Program supports PhD candidates to undertake industry-focused research projects and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to better translate university research into commercialisation outcomes. Upon completion, candidates will have the ability to work at the interface of research and industry, and across the sectors in future. The Program consists of… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for April 2023

April 2023

It’s hard to believe that April is upon us, which means that shortly we will have the opportunity to come together in person as colleagues make their way to Sydney. We are pleased to announce that the full program for the ACGR National Meeting is now available. We are also excited to welcome Professor Mary… Continue Reading»

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An update from ACGR sponsor Epigeum

March 2023

Did you see that the Epigeum full Research Skills Toolkit is now available? Designed to provide masters, doctorates and early career researchers with the skills and knowledge to become effective researchers, each programme within the toolkit aligns with different stages of their journey. Becoming a Researcher helps researchers develop the foundational skills to manage their research project… Continue Reading»

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Australian Universities Accord Discussion Paper consultation

March 2023

As members will be aware, the Australian Universities Accord Panel has released a Discussion Paper outlining the fundamental challenges facing the Australian higher education sector. The Discussion Paper is structured around a series of prompt questions which together span the Accord Terms of Reference. A formal consultation phase has opened and interested stakeholders are invited to… Continue Reading»

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AMSI receives funding to expand PhD internship program for women in STEM

March 2023

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) has been awarded $998,000 in funding as part of the Federal Government’s Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WiSE) grants program. The funding will see 113 women in STEM postgraduate research students placed into industry internships and receive entrepreneur training through AMSI’s industry engagement arm, Australian Postgraduate Research Intern (APR.Intern).… Continue Reading»

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National Industry PhD Program Webinar recording

March 2023

The Department of Education and Campus Plus delivered an information webinar on the National Industry PhD Program on 20 February 2023. A recording of the session can be viewed online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XthVerfvdMw The full transcript can be viewed on the Campus Plus website

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Australian post-PhD work rights for international students extended to six years

March 2023

In welcome news, the Australian Government recently announced extended post-study work rights to provide eligible international higher education graduates additional time on their Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). The announcement indicates that post-study work rights for select degrees in areas of verified skill shortages will be increased from: Two years to four years for select… Continue Reading»

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Professor Wendy Wright appointed Secretary of ACGR Executive Committee

March 2023

The ACGR Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Professor Wendy Wright of Federation University Australia (who was elected to the ACGR Executive Committee at last year’s AGM following a one year appointment in 2022) will assume the role of ACGR Secretary for 2023-24. Read more about the ACGR committee

ACGR Update

ACGR March 2023 update

March 2023

Dear Colleagues, Our ACGR update for March comes to you as we well and truly settle into 2023. A year that has already brought a breadth of discussion around what lies on the horizon for our sector, including higher degree research. To this end, this month we will be hosting a webinar on March 22nd… Continue Reading»

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Nominations for 2023 ACGR Excellence Awards closing soon

February 2023

Nominations for the ACGR Excellence in Graduate Research Education Awards are currently open with submissions closing at 5pm AEST on 20 March 2023. These awards recognise and reward excellence in higher degree research supervision, leadership and industry engagement and also contribute to good practice in higher degree research (HDR) supervision and leadership across Australia and… Continue Reading»

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Call for contributions – Graduate Research Impact Blog

February 2023

The ACGR’s Graduate Research Impact Blog is a digital platform for knowledge exchange between academics, graduate researchers and all their stakeholders. It aims to provide a forum to comment on current issues and advances in graduate research. The Impact Blog also provides a platform for member institutions to profile examples of excellence, innovation and best… Continue Reading»

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The ACGR Executive Committee for 2023

February 2023

This year sees Professor Imelda Whelehan from UWA complete her second year as President of ACGR. Professors Justin Zobel from The University of Melbourne and Susan Kinnear from CQU also remain on the Executive Committee. Professor Clive Baldock from Western Sydney University also continues, after being elected to the position of President Elect at the… Continue Reading»

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CSIRO Industry PhD program now open

February 2023

CSIRO’s Industry PhD is one of the three Industry PhD programs being delivered as part of the Australian Government’s support to grown university research commercialisation. Through this program, candidates undertake research on a problem developed in collaboration with and jointly supervised by an industry partner, a university researcher, and a CSIRO researcher. As well as… Continue Reading»

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National Industry PhD Program EOI now open

February 2023

Expressions of Interest for the National Industry PhD Program are now open. The program aims to support PhD candidates to undertake industry-focused research projects and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to better translate university research into commercialisation outcomes. Upon completion, candidates will have the ability to work at the interface of research and… Continue Reading»