Australian Maths Sciences Institute (AMSI)

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The Australian Government is providing $2 million over four years from 2016 to 2020 to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) for its new national project: Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce.  

The Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce 2016–2020

The project aligns with the National Innovation and Science Agenda, and aims to improve outcomes for higher education students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It will strengthen research training for STEM graduates in Australia and contribute to a highly skilled mathematical sciences workforce.

This project builds on the success of the AMSI Vacation in Schools and Scholarship project (2012-2016).

The Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforceproject will deliver:

  • 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
  • industry based internships for PhD students that provide work experience in commercial research and innovation, and develop students’ entrepreneurial skills and work-readiness
  • support to strengthen participation of women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. 

The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training announced this new AMSI project in his address to the Knowledge Nation summit.