CSIRO, UC Davis announce partnership to enhance global cross-disciplinary research

September 19th, 2018

The five-year partnership marks the first major collaboration agreement with an American university for CSIRO.

Today CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization announced its first partnership with a U.S academic organization, University of California, Davis. As one of the world’s leaders in cross-disciplinary research, this partnership strengthens CSIRO’s position as a global engine for scientific discoveries and innovation here in the U.S.

The five-year partnership agreement further allows scientists and research facilities across the globe, including more than 4,000 CSIRO scientists, to seamlessly collaborate across disciplines including but not limited to agricultural and environmental sciences, engineering, and veterinary medicine.

Additional outputs of the partnership include:

  • Ongoing mobility program – Encouraging scientists from across the globe and disciplines to write joint proposals and do research together.
  • Face-to-face faculty-researcher workshops on topics of mutual interest.
  • Opportunities to engage students in research through potential internships or externships.

“These types of collaborations and partnerships are helping US companies leverage the incredible resources of Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization, giving them a global advantage in bringing new technologies to market,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, executive vice president of CSIRO US.

“UC Davis’ core competency in agriculture as well as other disciplines, is a great fit for many CSIRO scientists and we look forward to the positive advancements that can be achieved when these two organizations collaborate.”

“We are delighted to announce this exciting research partnership between CSIRO and UC Davis,” said Paul Dodd, associate vice chancellor for research at UC Davis.

“With the establishment of this collaboration, we have a great opportunity to accelerate our respective research programs by having our best scientists and engineers work together to address some of the most pressing challenges in the global agri-food sector.”