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Research partnerships

Achieving success through our global collaborations
We are committed to deepening and broadening our research partnerships with leading international companies and key global engineering and technology educational institutions.

Successful industry partnerships: Rio Tinto

We believe in partnering with industry partners and like-minded engineering and computer science around the world to form strategic collaborations. In doing so, we aim to:

  • advance shared research projects
  • deliver focused mobility programs
  • develop joint education initiatives
  • increase the opportunities for early career researchers to join forces with their international counterparts.

To help maximise our collaborations, all international industry and university collaborations may be eligible for government funding support. These schemes are open to international participants.

Successful industry partnerships: AB Mauri

  • AB Mauri
  • Airbus
  • Allegra Orthopaedics
  • Arup
  • BAE Systems
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Evonik
  • Facebook
  • Jaguar
  • Kobe Steel
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Microsoft
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Rio Tinto
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Telstra
  • Thales Australia
  • Tsinghua University

We offer a prestigious industry scholarship program to support the development of your organisation’s engineering capacity.

This scholarship offers your employees the opportunity to complete a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering & Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.

The University will cover the cost of tuition fees, whilst your orgnisation will commit to providinga range of financial benefits to the employee.

If you're an employer and wish to discuss this opportunity for your employees, please get in contact

If you're a potential candidate, please find out more about our research programs and entry requirements.

The Centre for Translational Research is a pilot centre dedicated to facilitating industry-facing, collaborative research innovation that addresses the challenges faced by Australia’s key industry sectors.

It was established to answer industry-focused research questions through facilitating short, sharp, sector-based projects. The centre aims to foster collaboration and multidisciplinary research across the University and demonstrate our integrated capabilities through prototypes and client-focused research that answers specific industry challenges.

This approach increases the number of industry-academic engagements across the University and therefore improves the potential for success of these larger, industry-funded research projects.

The collaborative program is multidisciplinary, focusing on Australia’s research priority areas of food, soil and water, transport, cyber security, energy, resources, advanced manufacturing, environmental change and healthcare.

The centre has adopted a novel accelerator model for research, designed to identify real industry problems and prototype solutions swiftly. The typical outcome is a targeted program of funded research to develop and commercialise the prototyped solutions.

Problems of the traditional models for translational research will be overcome by leveraging leading minds, skills and networks across the University to match the industry partner’s objectives.

The centre aims to improve the number of successful commercial engagements, positively influence research funding and place the University of Sydney among other leading universities and institutions within both Australia’s ‘ideas boom’ and the global innovation sector.

Our aim is to serve as a worldwide, best-practice centre of excellence to satisfy the needs of Australian industry and enhance the University’s global reputation in innovation, business engagement and entrepreneurship.

To find out more, contact the centre’s Director, Andrew Harris.

Successful industry partnerships: Thales

Industry Postgraduate Research Scholarship Program

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Industry partnership brochure

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Sandra Margon

Head, External Relations
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies  The University of Sydney

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