Research partnerships International partnerships Government relationships

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:


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. These associations include:


Regulatory partnerships 

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


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


University partnerships



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 (US) International Atomic Energy Agency  National Science Council, Taiwan
Budapest Neutron Centre     J-PARC Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex   NMI3 – Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy
Chinese Academy of Sciences Japan Atomic Energy Agency 
 Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa
China Institute of Atomic Energy    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Oak Ridge National Lab (US)
Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (France) KEK High Energy Research organisation, Japan

Office of the Chief Science & Technology Officer of Singapore
European Organisation of Nuclear Research – CERN Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
French Embassy Korean Nuclear International Cooperation Foundation
Riken Spring-8 Centre (Japan)
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (China)
Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency BATAN   Los Alamos National Laboratory (US)

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
Institut de la Radioprotection et Sûreté Nucléaire National Central University of Taiwan  
Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France National Institute for Materials Science in Japan    
Institute for Energy and Transport (JRC-IET)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (US)  
Institute of Environmental Science and Research (New Zealand)    National Nuclear Laboratory (UK)
Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo National Research Council of Canada  


Government relationships

ANSTO provides expert advice to Government on all matters relating to nuclear science, technology and engineering and works closely with the following Government agencies: