Emigrate to Australia for science and research09 October 2016 by News Desk
Emigrate to Australia, a country that produces 3% of the world’s scientific research publications.
Emigrate to Australia where the Government has sought to strengthen its science and innovation system, actively collaborating with international partners and drawing on global best practice to strengthen its policies.
Australia currently spends around 2.1% of GDP on research and development (R&D), slightly below the OECD average of 2.3%.
Public spending on R&D has increased marginally and in 2016-17 is estimated at A$10.1bn (£6.05bn).
More than a third of this spending goes to the business sector, mainly through a tax concession for companies investing in R&D.
Business expenditure on R&D has more than tripled in the last decade, reaching A$18.8bn in 2013-14.
Emigrate to Australia for science and research
Australia is home to some world-class scientific research organisations, the best-known of which is the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Founded in 1916, the public research agency is credited with several notable inventions, including the polymer banknote and Aerogard insect repellent.
Other public agencies include the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), which supports research on human biology and health, and the Australian Research Council (ARC), which covers all disciplines including the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
The Australian higher education system is modelled on the UK’s.
Of its 43 universities, about five consistently feature in global Top 100 rankings.
International education is Australia’s largest service export; it has the third highest number of international students in the world behind the UK and USA.
Australia is one of the UK’s leading research partners, with 8.4% of Australia’s total research output involving collaboration with UK-based authors.
CSIRO is highly engaged with the UK, undertaking 386 joint publications during 2015.
There are more than 450 separate agreements between Australian universities and UK partners, covering research collaborations, staff exchanges and student mobility and exchange programmes.
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