Celebrating 40 years of collaboration with China 1975 — 2015
CSIRO has been working with China for 40 years. Our longest-standing partner in that time has been the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), who first visited CSIRO in 1975.
In all of that time, our integral partner has been the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Together we have created great benefits for both of our countries through research collaborations, staff exchanges and new innovations.
As well as CSIRO's long partnership with CAS, CSIRO also works with many other partners in China, including government bodies and state-owned enterprises, universities and commercial companies.
We are proud of our collaboration with China, and look forward to continuing our strong partnerships to create benefits for both of our countries.
CSIRO and China
- 532 CSIRO staff speak Chinese
- 484 CSIRO staff were born in China
- 3736 papers co-authored by CSIRO and Chinese co-authors between 1970 and 2014
- The Chinese academy of science is CSIRO's top co-publication partner in Asia
Our shared history of innovation
A delegation from Beijing's Academia Sinica (now Chinese Academy of Sciences) visits Australia, including CSIRO
The Vice President of CAS visits CSIRO and senior CSIRO executives visit Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
12 Chinese scientists begin training at CSIRO
The first four CSIRO-CAS collaborative projects begin
CSIRO and CAS sign a Research Cooperation Agreement
30 managers from China's National Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Corporation begin a three-month management program at CSIRO
CSIRO and Chinese researchers begin a 10 year collaboration on wool production and animal health
CSIRO helps establish the China Eucalypt Research Centre in Guangdong Province, and explores collaboration on mine site rehabilitation
CSIRO wins a contract to supply its award-winning optical technology to the Chinese Mint
CSIRO's Dr Albert Mau is awarded the inaugural Australia-China Council Science and Technology Award
China uses CSIRO technology to improve safety and productivity in the resources industry
CSIRO works with various Chinese meteorological organisations on issues such as air pollution, climate variation and weather forecasting
His Excellency Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China, visits CSIRO in Perth
CSIRO and China's Nutech form a joint venture to commercialise a rapid air cargo scanner, improving security screening of air cargo
CAS and CSIRO appoint a Joint Steering Committee to oversee the strategic relationship in four focus areas of national importance
CSIRO methane capture technology is trialled at the underground mine of Huainan Coal Mining group in China
CSIRO and CAS become partners in the Australia-China Joint Research Centre on River Basin Management
CSIRO and the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation become partners in the Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre
CSIRO transfers sustainable metal production technologies to the Beijing MCC Equipment Research & Design Corporation
CSIRO works with the CAS technology transfer hub in Foshan to assist small to medium enterprises