Australian Consulate-General
Guangzhou
China

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MEDIA RELEASE
AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE GENERAL GUANGZHOU
RESEARCH COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF GUANGDONG

On 23 March 2015, the Vice-Governor of Guangdong together with the Australian Consul General and officials from the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) witnessed the signing of a landmark research cooperation agreement between the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Science and Technology Department of Guangdong. The agreement is the first of its kind between an Australian University and the Guangdong government.

The cooperation agreement was initiated by the Governor of Guangdong Zhu Xiaodan during his visit to Australia last year during the G20.

The agreement provides a platform for the development of joint research in three areas: Air Quality; Tissue Engineering and re generative medicine; and public health.

QUT’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake signed the Agreement on research collaboration and said at the signing “this provides a valuable opportunity for researchers in QUT and our partner institutions in China to further deepen our research links, to work together on joint publications and joint applications for funding at the Provincial and national levels”.

The Australian Consul General said “forging increased academic and commercial linkages between China and Australia is one of the priorities of the Australian Government.”

Austrade, the Government’s trade, investment and education promotion agency, is working with organisations in Australia looking to partner with China on R&D and technology commercialisation opportunities.

During 18-23 April, Austrade will run events in Shenzhen and Beijing promoting Australia’s credentials in R&D and innovation and interest in partnering with China to commercialise our technologies and innovation.

For more information, please contact Ms Jessica Shi at Austrade via email: Jessica.shi@austrade.gov.au



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澳大利亚驻广州总领事馆
昆士兰科技大学和广东省科技厅的科研合作协议


2015年3月23日,广东省副省长、澳大利亚驻广州总领事和澳贸委广州高级商务专员等共同见证了昆士兰科技大学和广东省科技厅的科研合作协议签署仪式。该协议的签署具有里程碑意义,也是澳大利亚大学首次和广东省政府在科研领域内签署类似协议。

该协议是由广东省省长朱小丹先生去年11月在澳大利亚出席二十国峰会期间提议签署的。

该协议的签署为双方科学家在以下三个领域的科研合作提供了良好的平台:空气质量,组织工程与再生医学,公共健康。

昆士兰科技大学校长Peter Coaldrake教授代表澳方签署了该科研合作协议,并在签署仪式上提到:“这对于昆士兰科技大学的科研人员和我们中国伙伴院校的同仁来说都是一个宝贵的机会,促进我们进一步加深科研合作,双方努力联合发表学术论文,并共同申请国家和省级科研经费。”

澳大利亚驻广州总领事说:“不断深化和增强中澳双方在学术和商务上的合作,是澳大利亚政府重点工作之一。”

澳大利亚贸易委员会是澳大利亚的官方贸易、投资和教育推广机构,正积极地为澳大利亚科研机构在中国寻求科研合作伙伴和技术产业化机会。

4月18至23日期间,澳贸委将在深圳和北京举行澳大利亚创新技术专场介绍活动,介绍澳大利亚的科研创新领域的优势并寻求中国的产业化合作伙伴。

如需了解更详细的信息,请通过此邮箱:Jessica.shih@austrade.gov.au 和澳贸委高级商务经理石瑛女士 联系。