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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. 


ANSTO is proud of its relationships and acknowledges these below.

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.


Strategic Partnerships

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



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 (AIBN)
Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF)

Collaborating Research Centres (CRC)

CRC Biomedical imaging development

CRC for Polymers

CRC for integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory Australia (EMBL)

Charles Darwin University

Curtin University of Technology

Flinders University

Macquarie University

Monash University

National Deuteration Facility (NDF)

National Imaging Facility (NIF)

National Measurement Institute

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

University of Auckland

University of Melbourne

University of New South Wales

University of Queensland

University of Sydney

University of Tasmania

University of Technology Sydney

University of Western Australia

University of Western Sydney

University of Wollongong 


Academy Partnerships

Partnerships with these non-government organisations are focused on the promotion of scientific and engineering knowledge.


Academy Partnerships
Academy of Technological Science and Engineering
Warren Centre 




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.


International Partnerships

Argonne National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Lab

European Organisation of Nuclear Research (CERN)

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA), France
Institut de la Radioprotection at sûreté nucléaire (IRSN), France

Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

KEK High Energy Research organisation, Japan

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)

Los Alamos National Lab

National Central University of Taiwan

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), UK

National Research Council of Canada

National Science Council, Taiwan

NET – Neutron Techniques Standardisation for Structural Integrity

NMI3 – Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy.

Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (NECSA)

Oak Ridge National Lab 

Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) Switzerland

Riken Spring-8 Centre, Japan

Shanghai Institute of Applied physics (SINAP)

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia  


Industry associations

ANSTO is also engaged with industry associations.


Industry associations

Australian and New Zealand Society for Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)

Australian Uranium Association 



ANSTO has links with a number of governmental bodies and organisations; major links are:


Government Partnerships

Department of innovation, Industry, Science, climate change, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE)

Department of Environment and Conservation of Western Australia

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Department of Resources Energy and Tourism (DRET)

NSW Office of Science and Medical Research (OSMR)

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Sutherland Shire Council 



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


Regulatory Partnerships

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency(ARPANSA)

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO)