26 June 2016

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) strongly endorses today’s $28.2 million policy announcement by Coalition concerning industry research internships for PhD students.

APR.Intern is Australia’s only national PhD internship program, owned by our universities, with an exceptional track record of placing 150 students to date across all disciplines. These internships serve to build industry – university collaborations and increase the uptake of research trained staff by Australian companies, two areas in which we trail other OECD economies.

Significant government endorsement will build impact through scale and a focus on women will build female participation in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce.

“Our program has a transformative effect on brilliant young researchers and on Australian companies and agencies. No longer is a PhD training for academia alone, but a launching pad for careers in our innovation system,”says Professor Geoff Prince, AMSI Director.


For Interview:
AMSI Director, Professor Geoff Prince
APR.Intern National Program Manager, Cate Ballard

Media Contact: Laura Watson
E: media@amsi.org.au
P: 0421 518 733