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ANSTO works in partnerships and collaborative ventures with national and international organisations.  

ANSTO is committed to developing skills and knowledge necessary to bring the full benefit of nuclear technology to Australia. Research is a key contributor to improving Australia's productivity. ANSTO collaborates with other agencies to develop a common understanding of research impact principles

This is done through partnerships that expand Australia’s capacity for engagement in nuclear science and technology and reflect the Federal Government’s Innovation Priorities, which aim to increase Australia’s capacity to create knowledge and enhance skills and technologies. 

Primary partnership

AINSE is the key link between Australasian universities and ANSTO’s state-of-the-art facilities by facilitating and supporting high-quality research, education and training in nuclear science and engineering. Learn more about (AINSE)

Strategic partnership

With our strategic partners, ANSTO has established a framework for cooperation, cultivating long-term institutional co-developments. Our strategic partnerships include:

Australian National University
Australian Synchrotron

Academy partnership  

Partnerships with these non-government organisations are focused on the promotion of scientific and engineering knowledge. Learn more about the Academy of Technological Science and Engineering.

Industry partnerships

ANSTO is also engaged with industry associations. Two of these associations include:

Australian and New Zealand Society for Nuclear Medicine 
Australian Uranium Association 

Regulatory partnerships 

ANSTO’s operation of nuclear (and non-nuclear) facilities and equipment requires close interactions with regulatory bodies, such as:

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office


Research Partnerships  

With our research partners, we work together in research and education to strengthen Australia’s research. The collaborations include joint research appointments, joint supervision of research students, staff exchange, use of equipment and negotiated arrangements specific to each partner, including joint grant applications, establishments of centres of excellence, and participation in research networks.

Research partnerships

Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology 
Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility 
Collaborating Research Centres

CRC Biomedical imaging development

CRC for Polymers

CRC for integrated Engineering Asset Management

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Australia 
Charles Darwin University

University partnerships

Curtin University of TechnologyUniversity of New South Wales
Flinders UniversityUniversity of Queensland
Macquarie UniversityUniversity of Sydney
Monash UniversityUniversity of Tasmania
National Imaging Facility University of Technology Sydney
National Measurement InstituteUniversity of Western Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Western Sydney
University of AucklandUniversity of Wollongong 
University of Melbourne


International partnerships  

Agreements with ANSTO’s international partners include exchange of information, staff exchange, cooperative projects, organisation of joint seminars and workshops, access for Australian researchers to large-scale facilities and overseas research programs in view of stimulating joint activities for the advancement of science and engineering and, subsequently, innovation.

 Argonne National Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology 
 Brookhaven National Lab National Nuclear Laboratory
 European Organisation of Nuclear Research National Research Council of Canada
 Chinese Academy of Sciences National Science Council, Taiwan
 Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique  Neutron Techniques Standardisation for Structural Integrity
 Institut de la Radioprotection at sûreté nucléaire NMI3 – Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy.
 Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa 
 International Atomic Energy Agency Oak Ridge National Lab 
 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Paul Scherrer Institute
 KEK High Energy Research organisation, Japan Riken Spring-8 Centre
 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Shanghai Institute of Applied physics 
 Los Alamos National Lab Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia  
 National Central University of Taiwan 


Government partnerships 

ANSTO has partnerships with a number of governmental bodies and organisations. 

 Department of Industry  Department of Parks and Wildlife
 Department of Environment Regulation NSW Office of Science and Medical Research 
 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
 Sutherland Shire Council