history

AMSI has a track record of delivering programs that seek to integrate research, education and industry involvement and to provide a strong base for national innovation.

Our track record, along with a full description of our programs can be accessed in the Publications section of this website.

Timeline of our story so far…

2017
  • 20th edition of Maths Adds published
  • 3rd edition of ICE-EM mathematics textbooks published by Cambridge University Publishing
  • Launch of Choose Maths Careers Awareness Campaign
  • Australian Government provides $28 million to fund expansion of AMSI Intern program
2016
  • AMSI expands its annual publications with launch of the Research Report
  • Component launch of the Choose Maths Awards attracts over 660 student entries and 30 teacher nominations
  • AMSI R&HE programs receive an additional $2m in funding from the Department of Education and Training enabling expansion of flagship events including the launch of AMSI Optimise in mid-2017
  • AMSI partners with the Australian Mathematics Society (AustMS) to launch MathsFest, a three-week long multi-event including the AustMS conference flanked by two international workshops
  • Launch of digital version of Maths Adds
  • AMSI sponsors its 200th scientific workshop
  • Australian Government pledges $28 million to expand AMSI Intern program
2015
  • AMSI partners with the Australian Academy of Science to produce the decadal plan The Mathematical Sciences in Australia: A Vision for 2025
  • BHP Billiton Foundation invests $22 million for a five-year national program to turn around public perception of the mathematical sciences as a career choice for girls and young women
  • $80,000 Boeing investment to expand AMSI Teacher Training Resources
  • ACE (formerly AGR) network upgraded to enhance connectivity with Australia and globally
2014
  • AMSI Intern secures co-investment scheme with eight member institutions worth a total of $6.7m over three years
  • Student participation in AMSI flagship events doubles between 2012-14
2013
  • Australian effort for the International Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth led by AMSI
  • AMSI Schools boosted with funding from Boeing, The William Buckland Foundation and an AMSPP grant in partnership with Regional Universities Network to deliver professional development to mathematics teachers around Australia
2012
  • AMSI awarded a $750,000 contract by Education Services Australia to develop electronic resources that support Australia’s senior national mathematics curriculum
  • National forum for Maths for the future: Keep Australia competitive
  • AMSI Research and Higher Education programs awarded $2 million funding by the Department of Education and Training to expand flagship events.
2011
  • 2nd edition of ICE-EM Mathematics textbooks published by Cambridge University Press
2010
  • AMSI Intern program expanded through a $1.7m partnership with Enterprise Connect, an initiative of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
  • A wide-ranging, transparent, external review of AMSI was undertaken. This review led to the revision of AMSI’s mission statement and expansion of its Board.
2009
  • AMSI awarded $2m grant from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) for The Improving Mathematics in Schools (TIMES) project, ICE-EM schools materials, teacher professional development and mathematics careers awareness programs.
2008
  • AMSI receives the National Innovation Award for Science Innovation
  • The Carrick Institute of Learning and Teaching (now the Australian Learning and Teaching Council) awards AMSI $100,000 to deliver Mathematics for 21st Century Engineering Students
2007
  • A $2 million Collaborative and Structural Reform grant (CASR) provides funding for AMSI flagship higher education programs and strengthened industry collaboration through workshops and establishment of AMSI Intern
2006
  • AMSI supports the Australian Academy of Science’s National Strategic Review of the Mathematical Sciences in Australia
2005
  • AMSI receives $750,000 in ICE-EM funding for the installation of Access Grid Rooms in 11 member universities
2004
  • The establishment of the International Centre of Excellence for Education in Mathematics (ICE-EM) with a $7.8m funding grant from the Department of Education, Science and Training helps fund AMSI’s Higher Education programs
2003
  • A collaborating partner, AMSI significantly influenced establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS). Out of an Australian Government grant of $10.9m, $2.2m was jointly administered by AMSI/MASCOS
2002
  • AMSI established with $1m funding grant from the Victorian Government’s Science, Technology and Innovation infrastructure grants program.