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An Australian ‘Smart State’ Serves Up Lessons for a Knowledge Economy

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The Chronicle of Higher Education | [ View Original Source (opens in new window) ]

By  David L. Wheeler
Editor at Large, International

This Chronicle of Higher Education article provides an overview of – and some key lessons from – Queensland Australia’s “Smart State” initiative, which transformed the state from a place best known for its beaches to one known for its brain power.

It looks at the role that Atlantic Founding Chairman Chuck Feeney – and significant grants from The Atlantic Philanthropies – played in helping a committed group of scientists, educators and government leaders to advance higher education, medical research and broad sectors of the state’s economy.

>>Read the article on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website.


The Translational Research Institute, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Queensland Institute of Medical Research are Atlantic grantees.