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Partnerships at ANSTO


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

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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:

Australian and New Zealand Society for Nuclear Medicine

Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG)

Business/Higher Education Round Table B/HERT


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

Therapeutic Goods Administration


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.


Collaborating Research Centre for Polymers

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

National Imaging Facility

National Measurement Institute

Defence Science and Technology Organisation


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)Institute of Solid State Physics, University of TokyoNational Research Council of Canada

 Atomic Agency of Canada Ltd International Atomic Energy AgencyNational Science Council, Taiwan
Budapest Neutron CentreJ-PARC Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex 

NMI3 – Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy
Chinese Academy of SciencesJapan 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, JapanOffice of the Chief Science & Technology Officer of Singapore
European Organisation of Nuclear Research – CERNKorea Atomic Energy Research Institute

Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
French EmbassyKorean Nuclear International Cooperation FoundationRiken Spring-8 Centre (Japan)
Helmholtz-Zentrum BerlinLawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (China)
Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency BATAN  Los Alamos National Laboratory (US)Sri Lankan Government
Institut de la Radioprotection et Sûreté Nucléaire

National Central University of Taiwan
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology
Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France

National Institute for Materials Science in Japan    Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
 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)



Government relations

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