Australian research is deeply enriched through international collaborations. Research collaborations beyond national borders allow the exchange of knowledge to overcome society’s biggest challenges, including creating sustainable energy, feeding the world and improving chronic disease outcomes.
To demonstrate how longstanding scientific relationships between Australia and China are advancing science, the Academy, supported by the National Foundation for Australia–China Relations, has created a series of videos on this topic in both English and simplified Chinese.
Each video features scientists from Australia or China highlighting their work and how it is enhanced via international collaboration, illustrating the depth and breadth of joint research efforts across a range of disciplines.
One video in this series explains how Australia’s experience with the CSIRO Parkes Radio telescope attracted Chinese scientists to choose to work with Australians to help design and build FAST – the Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope – located in China.
Academy Fellow and CSIRO astrophysicist, Professor Elaine Sadler AO FAA, has been working with Chinese scientists for over seven years. She said, “I think one of the great things about working collaboratively with people is that it allows you to build up the trust and the common interests that allow you to make advances in science.”
This is an Australian Government initiative.
All videos are in English and Simplified Chinese.
Professor Elaine Sadler and Dr George Hobbs of CSIRO and Associate Professor Shi Dai of Western Sydney University describe their collaborative astronomy research using the world’s largest radio telescope.
Professor Jim Whelan of La Trobe University and Professor Huixia Shou from Zhejiang University tell the story of their collaborative research on food security in agriculture.
Professor Mark Cooper and Dr Zhonglin Chai, both from Monash University, share how China and Australia collaborate to improve health outcomes from diabetes in both nations.
Professor Catherine Lovelock of the University of Queensland and Professor Joe Lee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong share how international collaborations are helping to save vital mangrove ecosystems.
Colleagues from the University of Western Australia, Professor Eric May and Professor Dongke Zhang, collaborate with researchers in China to improve green energy technology and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
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