CSIRO partners with University of California, Davis

CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization announced its first partnership with a U.S academic organization, University of California, Davis. As one of the world’s leaders in cross-disciplinary research, this partnership strengthens CSIRO’s position as a global engine for scientific discoveries and innovation here in the U.S.

The five-year partnership agreement further allows scientists and research facilities across the globe, including more than 4,000 CSIRO scientists, to seamlessly collaborate across disciplines including but not limited to agricultural and environmental sciences, engineering, and veterinary medicine. Additional outputs of the partnership include:

Ongoing mobility program – Encouraging scientists from across the globe and disciplines to write joint proposals and do research together.
Face-to-face faculty-researcher workshops on topics of mutual interest.
Opportunities to engage students in research through potential internships or externships.

“These types of collaborations and partnerships are helping US companies leverage the incredible resources of Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization, giving them a global advantage in bringing new technologies to market,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, executive vice president of CSIRO US. “UC Davis’ core competency in agriculture as well as other disciplines, is a great fit for many CSIRO scientists and we look forward to the positive advancements that can be achieved when these two organizations collaborate.”

“We are delighted to announce this exciting research partnership between CSIRO and UC Davis,” said Paul Dodd, associate vice chancellor for research at UC Davis. “With the establishment of this collaboration, we have a great opportunity to accelerate our respective research programs by having our best scientists and engineers work together to address some of the most pressing challenges in the global agrifood sector.”


CSIRO, Australia’s premier national science organization and inventors of the Wi-Fi technology found in over five billion devices today, employs a team of more than 4,000 world-class scientists, engineers, technologists and economists to deliver solutions for some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Through innovative technology development and ground breaking research, we imagine, innovate, and collaborate with global partners, including Boeing and The Gates Foundation, to provide the commercially relevant technological solutions necessary to advance innovation and change the world.

CSIRO falls under the “general research” category alongside the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, the Department of Education and Training, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and the Australian Research Council. This category will be given an estimated total of AU$2.77 billion in 2016-17, AU$2.83 billion in 2017-18, AU$2.93 billion in 2018-18, AU$3.02 billion in 2019-20, and AU$3.05 billion in 2020-21 under the government’s Federal Budge

About U.C. Davis

UC Davis is a global community of individuals united to better humanity and our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Located near the California state capital, UC Davis has more than 35,000 students, an annual research budget of over $780 million and a comprehensive health system. The university offers 102 undergraduate majors and 99 graduate programs through four colleges and six professional schools.