Knowledge Exchange

In this component of the Australia China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF), the department will undertake and support measures to increase the exchange of knowledge about Australia China science and research collaboration.

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Knowledge Exchange Symposium

The Australia China Science and Research Fund Knowledge Exchange Symposium was held on 4-5 September 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The symposium responded to the need identified by Australian research institutions and innovative industries to share knowledge on areas of common interest when working with Chinese organisations. The symposium provided opportunities to hear expert views and the experiences of others, highlight successful Australia-China collaborations and strengthen research-industry linkages. 

The former Minister Chris Evans, Deputy Secretary Patricia Kelly, Chief Scientist Ian Chubb as well as representatives from more than 60 research and industry organisations took part in Symposium which also included a gala dinner on 4 September 2012, linked with the 40th anniversary celebrations of Australia’s diplomatic relations with China. 

The department would like to thank participating institutions and organisations for sharing their time and expertise.   

Report: Science and research collaboration between Australia and China

This report provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the scope of collaboration between Australian and Chinese institutions. It addresses a range of topics, including:

  •  the system-level approaches of both countries for managing science and research
  • the development of cooperative research linkages over time, within the context of broader bilateral relations and the global growth of science and research
  • science and research indicators, including expenditure, personnel, patents, and publications, with a particular emphasis on joint publications at national, institutional and discipline levels
  • practical suggestions for how Australian organisations might proceed in building research-focused partnerships with China.

The report was released on 14 February 2012 by the Minister for Science and Research.

Survey: Collaboration with China - current situation and future prospects

This summary provides key themes emerging from a consultation survey conducted by the department, with a broad set of Australian science and research organisations, on the scale and focus of their science and research collaboration with China.

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