Australian universities will contribute nearly $1 million to enable early career researchers from 23 universities to partner with their German counterparts on 45 projects. Additional funding will be provided by the German Academic Exchange Service.
Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said Universities Australia was proud to partner with the German Academic Exchange Service to facilitate world-class research partnerships.
“International research collaborations are key to tackling the great challenges of our time – from climate change and geopolitical disruption to food insecurity and pandemics,” Ms Jackson said.
“Australian researchers have a long history of working with their German peers to develop innovations and ideas that have advanced our respective countries as well as societies around the world.
“This funding will support this work to continue for the benefit of both our nations and builds on the more than 600 formal academic agreements in place between Australia and Germany.
“The more collaboration, the better. It exposes researchers to new ideas, systems and networks, providing a boost to their work and driving better outcomes.”
The Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme has been running since 2015, with the contribution from both countries totalling more than $17 million for 471 projects.
View the full list of 2022 recipients on the Universities Australia website.