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3. Smart engagement with Asia: Leveraging language, research and culture

The depth of Australia’s linguistic and inter-cultural competence will be a determining factor in the future success of developments in innovation, science and technology, research capacity, international mobility, trade relations and economic competitiveness. In the medium to longer term, the Asia Pacific region will be a principal focus, presenting major challenges and opportunities economically, socially and culturally, for our national security interests.

Final Report

Smart engagement with Asia: Leveraging language, research and culture, launched by Professor Ian Chubb AC FTSE at the Footscray Community Arts Centre on 5 June 2015, is now available:


Expert Working Group

Professor Ien Ang FAHA (Chair)
Professor Chennupati Jagadish FAA, FTSE (Deputy)
Professor Kent Anderson
Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA
Professor Fazal Rizvi FASSA
Professor Krishna Sen FAHA
Professor Mark Wainwright AM, FTSE

Project Manager

Dr Yasmin Tambiah University of Western Sydney

Project services provided by AAH on behalf of ACOLA.