Science and technology are valued highly in many societies.
Globally, discussions of research priorities by governments, universities, and many researchers position science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines at the forefront of innovation and industry engagement.
However, for industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.
Unfortunately, in Australia we continue to see reductions of research funding in these areas.
Here’s why we think that’s a mistake.
Read the full article on The Conversation.