Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA)

External Profile

ACOLA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that supports evidence-based interdisciplinary research.

Established in 2010, ACOLA is the successor to the National Academies Forum (established in 1995) and is comprised of a Council, Board and Secretariat.

ACOLA is the forum whereby Australia’s four independent Learned Academies – Australian Academy of the Humanities, Australian Academy of Science, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering – come together to contribute to inform national policy and to develop innovative solutions to complex global problems and emerging national needs.

More than 2000 of the nation’s most eminent scientists, researchers, scholars and practitioners contribute to this rich source of expert knowledge.