For National Science Week, CSIRO shares how a career in science can build Australia’s connections with the world. DFAT recognises that our scientists are ambassadors for Australia’s innovation expertise, boosting our influence in the world and helping tackle some of the region’s most pressing challenges, such as food security, pandemics and climate change.

Over the past decade, science, technology and innovation have become increasingly important to Australia’s foreign policy, and the foreign policies of our major trading partners.