Tuesday, November 26, 2013

15 Strategic Research Priorities of Australia

15 Strategic Research Priorities (released on 21 June 2013 by the Australian government) include:

Living in a changing environment
  1. Identify vulnerabilities and boundaries to the adaptability of changing natural and human systems
  2. Manage risk and capture opportunities for sustainable natural and human systems
  3. Enable societal transformation to enhance sustainability and wellbeing
Promoting population health and wellbeing
  1. Optimise effective delivery of health care and related systems and services
  2. Maximise social and economic participation in society
  3. Improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Managing our food and water assets
  1. Optimise food and fibre production using our land and marine resources
  2. Develop knowledge of the changing distribution, connectivity, transformation and sustainable use of water in the Australian landscape
  3. Maximize the effectiveness of the production value chain from primary to processed food
Securing Australia's place in a changing world
  1. Improve cybersecurity for all Australians
  2. Manage the flow of goods, information, money and people across our national and international boundaries
  3. Understand political, cultural, economic and technological change, particularly in our region
Lifting productivity and economic growth
  1. Identify the means by which Australia can lift productivity and economic growth
  2. Maximise Australia’s competitive advantage in critical sectors
  3. Deliver skills for the new economy

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