Chinese and Australian Universities and Companies Ally in Mining Research

Nineteen universities and companies from Australia and China have joined forces to develop new international, collaborative approaches to mining and energy research, reports Campus Daily. Included in this group are the University of Western Australia (UWA), Huainan Mining Corporation, and Shenhua Corporation.

UWA's Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Bill Louden said the collaboration between Australian and Chinese business and researchers would benefit science and technology, and long-term economic cooperation between the two countries. The Director of UWA's Centre for Energy, Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE, said the partners would be well placed to bid for funds from the newly-created $18 million Australia-China Science and Research Fund.