Professional workshop co-convened by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU College of Science

This Introductory session will connect science, technology, and public policy answering questions like:

  • Why science and technology matter for various policy domains
  • Patterns, processes, and institutions in the conduct of R&D in domestic and international contexts
  • Science, technology and social licence to operate in Australia and the Asia-Pacific 
  • Communicating science and technology, science advice, and science diplomacy.

Upon successful completion of this exploration of the theoretical implications of science, technology, and policy, participants will have a clearer sense of the relevance of the policy issues across a whole-of-government framework.

Course Requirements

There are two required components of this course:  

  1. Attendance and Participation in the Workshop
  2. Post Course Submission: A 500-word policy brief on the workshop

To be eligible for future credit each submission must meet minimum academic standards as identified by the lecturer.    

Who should enrol?

This course has been designed and developed for the public, private and Non-Government Organisation.   Highly recommended for those in active policy-making roles working in or with the government.   It is desirable that participants will have completed undergraduate studies and be able to engage in robust discussion and debate.