Established as a collaboration of Australia’s university mathematics departments and agencies, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) membership and global impact have grown. AMSI has sponsored over 200 workshops and hosted an impressive program of international expert speakers to strengthen engagement between the Australian and global mathematics communities.
The society recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and took the opportunity to reflect on the some more of the achievements it has made during its life.
“Over the past 15 years, we have proven an effective and efficient national voice for the mathematical sciences, both in building the discipline’s international profile and strengthening its policy position,” said AMSI Director Prof Geoff Prince.
Chair of the AMSI Board, Dr Ron Sandland, said the Institute stood apart in its unique collaborative structure, pipeline approach to delivery of support and advocacy not possible on an individual scale.
“AMSI has built significant funding partnerships to support its mission to radically improve mathematical sciences capacity and capability across the Australian community,” said Dr Sandland.
The institute has been very active in advocating math careers to women, it has realised:
These achievements, said Geoff Prince, speak to the Institute’s success in driving sustained growth over more than a decade. Now with a need to maintain momentum, he believes sustained funding streams are critical.
“AMSI has undergone significant transformation as it delivers on its mission to strengthen Australia’s mathematical capability and address gender equity across the pipeline. Our next focus is to ensure this growth and our policy agenda remains supported,” he said.
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