About QAAS


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 pulic 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.

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.


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Covid-19: Know the Facts with Professor Ian Frazer

The University of Queensland is producing You-Tube video Q&As on the Immunology/virology issues of Covid-19 at about weekly intervals.  The speakers are Academy Fellow Professor Ian Frazer and Dr Kirsty Short.  
They can be seen at 
At 6 April there have already been three episodes in the series.

19 March 2020

25 March 2020

6 April 2020

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The QUT Centre for Data Science (QUTCDS) is teaming with the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences to present a brand new series called "Data Science in the News".
The second talk in the series is next Tuesday 14 April at 12 noon to 1pm, and will look into what Data can tell us about COVID-19. Please register here.

The panel members for this online session are:
Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen - Director of the QUT Centre for Data Science and Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences. Kerrie will be the moderator.
Professor Adrian Barnett - Professor at the QUT School of Public Health and Social Work.
Professor Laurie Buys - Director of Healthy Ageing Initiative at UQ Faculty of Healthy and Behavioural Sciences.
Professor Lidia Morawska - Professor at the QUT School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Director of International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health and Co-Director of the Australia-China Centre for Air Quality Science and Management.
Associate Professor Richi Nayak - Program Leader of Applied Data Science at the QUT Centre for Data Science and internationally recognised expert in data mining and web intelligence.

The first event is now available for viewing here.
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On a regular basis the Academy invites guest speakers to make presentations to Academy members and the general public.  You can read past presentations and other Academy publications here.

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Presented by the QUT Centre for Data Science at QUT (QUTCDS) and QAAS the first talk in the Data Science in the News Series will be held this Friday 27 March 2020 at 12 noon.  The title is covid-19 Panel Session and will be presented by webinar.  Register for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/data-science-in-the-news-covid-19-panel-session-tickets-100463366634 and you will be sent the zoom webinar details by email.
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