Associated organisations

There are three other learned academies in Australia, the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH), the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and the Australian Academy of the Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). The four academies co-operate to provide interdisciplinary advice on important matters of public policy through the Australian Council of Learned Academies(ACOLA, formerly the National Academies Forum, formed in 1995).

Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA)
ACOLA ACOLA is the forum whereby Australia's four independent learned academies – Australian Academy of Science, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Australian Academy of the Humanities and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. The four academies co-operate to provide interdisciplinary advice on important matters of public policy through the Australian Council of Learned Academies(ACOLA, formerly the National Academies Forum, formed in 1995).
The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH)
AAH The AAH aims to advance knowledge of, and the pursuit of excellence in, the humanities. The general disciplinary areas of the academy include: Archaeology; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; English; European Languages and Cultures; History; Linguistics; Philosophy, Religion and the History of Ideas; Cultural and Communication Studies; The Arts.
Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
AAS The AAS was founded in 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London with the distinguished physicist Sir Mark Oliphant as founding President. It was granted a Royal Charter establishing the Academy as an independent body but with government endorsement. The AAS's Constitution was modelled on that of the Royal Society of London. It receives government grants towards its activities but has no statutory obligation to government.
Australian Academy of the Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
ATSE ATSE was formally inaugurated as the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences in Melbourne in February 1976. The concept of an applied sciences academy had its origins in the late 1960's when the Australian Industrial Research Group (AIRG), an informal association of directors and managers of industrial research and development laboratories, appointed a small committee to study the proposal for such a body put forward by the late Dr W A S Butement, the then recently retired Chief Defence Scientist.

Academy membership

The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia is the Australian member of the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils (AASSREC), and is currently the secretariat of that association. The association is the principal social scientific organization which brings together the most distinguished social scientists from the peak academic and professional bodies in the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in Tehran in 1976 and currently connects eighteen countries with well established social scientific networks.