In recognition of its commitment to outreach, the University of Sydney is working in partnership with the NSW Department of Industry and the Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science to drive the NSW component of Inspiring Australia, the Australian Government’s national strategy for engaging communities with the sciences.
Inspiring Australia seeks to create greater community awareness about the relevance of science to everyday life. We create opportunities for people everywhere to find out what scientists do and why it matters so there will be more understanding about why investment in science is important for Australia to sustain a vibrant and innovative research culture.
As part of this national strategy our mission is to
- Strengthen science communication networks in NSW
- Support initiatives that are engaging, transformative and locally relevant across the community, business and government sectors
- Motivate and inspire Australians from all walks of life to get involved with science and science-related issues
- Inspire young people to consider pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and maths.