Flinders Research NewsFlinders joins Australia's largest data innovation group
Flinders has signed up to the Data61 University Collaboration Agreement (DUCA), joining 26 other Australian universities. Data61 was created in 2016 from the merger between National ICT Australia (NICTA) and CSIRO’s digital research unit, creating one of the largest digital research teams in the world.
Data61 connects a network of organisations across academia, corporations, startups, Commonwealth and State government agencies, investors and entrepreneurs focused on data-driven innovation for Australia but with global context.
This joint collaboration between Data61 and the Universities aims to:
- develop world class information and communication technologies (ICT) research capabilities in existing and emerging fields in Australia and exploit the commercial potential of research outcomes for the national benefit;
- plan collaborative research using the resources of Data61 and the Universities to better integrate their ICT research and research training effort by utilising their combined resources and expertise to deliver significant ICT outcomes in the national interest;
- facilitate the engagement of staff from Data61 in teaching, research and research student supervision at the Universities; and
- facilitate the engagement of University staff to achieve these aims.
PhD Scholarships for Australian or international students who have already applied for, or have already commenced a PhD research program at one of the participating universities are available. Proposed research projects must align with Data61’s research areas. Full and top-up scholarships are offered for up to a period of 3.5 years. The Data61 PhD Scholarship provides a full stipend at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award. A top-up scholarship is also available at a rate of $10,000 per annum. Further information and the application form are available on the Scholarship Program page. Data61 has also partnered with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) to collaborate and co-sponsor PhD research in cyber and cyber security topics relevant to Defence and the Australian community. DST has major research facilities in Melbourne and South Australia, and smaller facilities in other States and Territories throughout Australia.
For further information on Data61, visit the Data61 webpage.