About QAAS


The Queensland Academy exists to provide 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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Academy Fellows receive Australia Day Honours
The Queensland Academy wishes to congratulate the following Fellows who were recognised with an Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours list:

Professor Peter Hoj, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Queensland: AC
Professor Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor and President, James Cook University: AO;
Dr John O’Hagan, Founder and first President, Queensland Academy of Arts & Sciences: AM;
Dr Ian Galloway, former CEO Queensland Museum Network: AM.

World War II veteran Dr John O’Hagan AM has been on an incredible journey since starting his studies at The University of Queensland 80 years ago in 1939.  The now 98 year-old reflects on his military service, which contributed to an illustrious career as one of Queensland’s pioneering medical scientists.

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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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Science at the Shine Dome is an annual three-day event in May where Australia’s most influential scientists gather at the Shine Dome in Canberra to celebrate science and to honour outstanding achievements in science.  You can register now for 28-30 May 2019 at www.science.org.au.

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