Global partnerships

The Partnerships Team based in the Global area of CSIRO has been actively developing international partnerships with overseas organisations for more than 20 years through the signing of collaborative agreements, facilitating overseas student placements, researcher exchanges, organising events and meetings and hosting overseas delegations. The team invests significant time ensuring that our senior management and researchers get the most out of their overseas trips by aligning their visits with high-level meetings, conferences and speaking events.

We welcome researchers, business developers, and dignitaries from abroad including, heads of state, ministers, executives of research institutes, companies, and educational institutes to CSIRO.

We have helped form active collaborations all over the world (CSIRO currently engages with 128 countries) and have helped establish offshore offices with CSIRO staff based in Chile, the United States, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and soon to be China.

Our expanding international cooperation is reflected in the increase in international publications on an annual basis and growth in international revenue. CSIRO staff speak more than 70 languages and travel extensively abroad to build and maintain collaborations.

If you are interested helping to build our overseas networks or for any additional inquiries about international research cooperation and related activities, please email