Health of Queensland Science

The fifth report in the Health of Queensland Science series, the State of science in Queensland 2022 (PDF, 925.5KB) highlights Queensland’s science strengths and innovation opportunities.

The report found that new STEM jobs are currently being created at 1.5 times the rate of non-STEM jobs, but the STEM-qualified workforce is only growing at half the rate of the non-STEM qualified workforce.

To support a strong state, the report emphasised a need to:

  • engage more Queenslanders in science
  • promote foundational science and mathematics skills
  • foster strategic investment to secure future research and development
  • drive collaboration across the sector to enhance research translation and commercialisation
  • focus on future industries, jobs and skills, including addressing barriers to building a diverse workforce.

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