Academics from China and Australia this morning gathered at Monash University’s Clayton campus to formally sign an agreement heralding a historic partnership between the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and Monash University.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see the creation of the China Australia Centre for Ionic Liquids (CACIL) and involves an enhanced exchange of staff, students and resources between the two institutions.
“This historic partnership represents the world’s largest collaboration in this area, offering a very broad scope of expertise and resources to support new ideas and initiatives,” Professor Macfarlane said.
Having already made massive strides in the field of ionic liquids, the partnership boosts Monash’s exposure to the immense opportunities in Chinese industry in fields such as energy storage.
“The Centre will cement relationships between our two organisations and support exchange of research students and young researchers between the laboratories, expanding their experience and access to facilities, as well as encouraging industry engagement, particularly in China,” Professor Bart Follink, Head of School of Chemistry, said.
(L-R) Professor Suojiang Zhang, Director General of IPE,Chinese Academy of Science and Professor Cristina Varsavsky, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science, Monash University
22 April 2016