Research & policy


Australia’s innovation-led economy will need more high-performing professionals with advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge, skills and qualifications.

These professionals will have the high levels of creativity needed to tackle complex and multidisciplinary problems.

The increasing demand for graduates from advanced coursework and research higher degree programs in STEM disciplines will come from industry, business and the public sector.

Universities will need to devise programs that are responsive, flexible and involve deep collaboration with employers.