The following resources developed by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) provide general information about the state of mathematical sciences education and research in Australia:
Discipline Profile of the Mathematical Sciences 2013 (PDF: 3.0 MB)
This document is a profile of the mathematical sciences discipline in Australia, highlighting trends as they apply to school education, higher education, research and research training. Broadly, the data shows that the demand for mathematical and statistical skills at all these levels far outstrips supply. In particular, declining interest in advanced mathematics courses at Year 12 poses an immense challenge to securing Australia’s future skills base.
Policy Measures in the National Interest (PDF: 520 KB)
This document outlines policy measures proposed by AMSI to help reverse teacher shortages and increase mathematics enrolments at university level. This document was originally created for the national forum “Maths for the Future: Keep Australia Competitive” held in Canberra in February 2012.
In these short interviews, aimed at a general audience, learn a little about our plenary speakers, the areas they specialise in, why they are passionate about what they do and what they are most looking forward to at the conference.
MPE Australia The Conference FULL PROGRAM (PDF: 4.3MB)
MPE Australia Communiqué (1.2MB)