Division of Research
UNSW collaborates with the best universities and partners with the world’s leading funding agencies and corporations.
Our international research partners are extensive and diverse and include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, European Commission, US National Institutes of Health, US Army, Baosteel Corporation (China), Oli and Natural Gas Corporation (India) and PT SOHO Global Health (Indonesia).
Our global university collaborators in undertaking funded research projects include the University of British Colombia, Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, Stanford University, Yale University, City University of Hong Kong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Pusan National University, Nanyang Technological University, and Imperial College of Science and Technology.
UNSW received more than $22M in international research funding in 2014 for 220 projects in areas of research strength including biomedical engineering, photovoltaics, quantum computing, new materials and social policy.
Each year UNSW researchers co-author over 1,500 journal articles and conference proceedings with collaborators from international universities, predominantly from our Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine. This represents 25% of our total publications.
UNSW is recognised as one of the world’s top science and technology universities by its membership of the following international networks, enabling engagement with the best international research practice, current international research issues, and shared research initiatives:
- Universitas 21 - worldwide network of 25 leading international research-intensive universities
Find out about U21 researcher mobility programs for ECRs and HDR candidates
- GlobalTech - Global Alliance of Technological Universities. UNSW is the only Australian university in the alliance and the first new member admitted (in 2013) to the exclusive network since its inception in 2009,
- Association of Pacific Rim Universities network (APRU) - association of 44 leading research-intensive universities in the Asia-Pacific region
- PLuS Alliance - global partnership
MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING (MOUs) and Joint PhDs
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between UNSW and selected partner universities are entered into as a formal mechanism to signal a genuine commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership that meets strict criteria with clear benefits to staff and students, and alignment with UNSW research strengths. Since 2010 UNSW has signed over 55 Research MOUs with International partners including China (25%), Europe (20%) and other parts of Asia. Find out more about:
UNSW offers a number of seed grants to foster international collaborative research partnerships:
- UNSW-Indonesia Seed Fund - CLOSED
- UNSW-Tsinghua Collaborative Research Fund - Seed Grants - CLOSED
- FAPESP-UNSW Joint Research Grants - CLOSED
- UNSW-SJTU Collaborative Research Fund - CLOSED
- DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service - OPENS MAY 2017
The RSPO facilitates a range of International Research Roadshows to enable UNSW researchers to travel to priority countries including China, Brazil and Indonesia and make new connections or strengthen existing relationships which will lead to collaborative research partnerships in the future.
TORCH AT UNSW
The Torch Innovation Precinct at UNSW will bring together industry, SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers from Australia, China and beyond.
Learn more about Torch at UNSW
To learn more about partnering with UNSW contact:
Director, Research Strategy and Partnerships
T: + 61 2 9385 7929
International Research Manager
T: +9385 6643