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Partnerships and collaborations

ANSTO maintains strategic partnerships and collaborations with a selection of Australia's and the world’s leading nuclear agencies, research organisations and universities.

Highlights for 2019-2020 include the following new international partnership agreements:

  • A MOU signed with Argentine nuclear services company, CNEA. This agreement formalises and continues the long association between the organisation on research reactor operation, maintenance, and safety
  • A cooperation agreement executed between ANSTO and the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ-PAN), to provide a framework around the translation of ANSTO’s Neutron Capture Enhanced Particle Therapy (NCEPT) technology in Europe
  • A MOU signed with the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI), which includes the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility and the new Shanghai X-ray Free Electron Laser Project
  • A MOU with Tohoku University, which is constructing a new 4th generation synchrotron lightsource in Japan.

In addition a number of existing partnership agreements were renewed including: Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the RIKEN SPring-8 centre; the Republic of Korea’s Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI); a 4th Implementing Agreement with the ITER international fusion project; ANSTO’s CKDu program in Sri Lanka; and the ANSTO/AINSE/French Embassy SAAFE early career researcher scholarship program.

For more information on ANSTO’s existing partnerships and collaborations visit https://www.ansto.gov.au/about/how-we-work/partnerships