The CSIRO says it hopes to tackle the deterioration of mathematics in Australian education.
A report earlier in the week conducted by the Group of Eight universities found that maths had deteriorated to dangerous levels, with a 15 per cent drop in enrolments in Australian universities between 2001 and 2007.
But the CSIRO has announced several initiatives hoping to attract people to the professional level of mathematics including a graduate program.
The CSIRO’s Louise Ryan says the program hopes to develop the interest of students of mathematics.
“If we give them a chance to come and work with us at CSIRO and they get to see the kind of really exciting stuff that our mathematical staff are working on then that can really get them switched on and excited about pursuing higher education in mathematical sciences,” she said.