The Queensland Academy exists to promote excellence in the arts and sciences, to stimulate activity in those areas that lie on the intersection between disciplines, and to provide independent scholarship and advice for social and public policy.

We aim to promote advances in the arts and sciences, and to give a voice to scholars, thinkers and social commentators from a wide range of disciplines in furtherance of our mission and aims. Indeed, the Academy aspires to be seen as the intellectual heartbeat of the State.

New Members

We would like to welcome our 21 New Fellows and 3 New Members to the Academy. More information about our members can be found in our:

 

Join Us

We are always interested in talking to prospective fellows and potential members. Information about applying to the QAAS can be found below.

Activities

We conduct seminars of broad interest, support learned activities across the State, and host an annual dinner with prominant guests and guest speakers. We work closely with universities, research bodies and agencies such as the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum.


News

QAAS recently collaborated with The Brisbane Dialogues to host an event on ‘Climate Change: What Can We Agree On?' QAAS Fellow Julianne Alroe was Moderator for the event and QAAS President Emeritus Prof Helen Chenery emceed the proceedings. A video of the evening can be viewed here. Whilst there was much to debate, the panellists did agree that taking a national focus to break down climate change into a series of economic and technological challenges within Australia would facilitate progress. A brief summary of the evening's content can be read here.

The Data Science in the News webinars are available for viewing on-line and now comprise 22 panel discussions covering topics as diverse as the Australian Census, the Olympic Games, COVID-19, cybercrime, aged care, journalism and many more. This is a collaboration between QUT's Centre for Data Science and QAAS.



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