UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: The Australia-China science boom – Report launch

July 29 2020

In the mid-2000s Australia had delivered a China-led mining boom that continues today. Last year UTS:ACRI researchers drew attention to scientific knowledge being another space where a China boom was unfolding for Australia. In a new report published this week, The Australia-China science boom, UTS:ACRI Director Professor James Laurenceson and UTS:ACRI researcher Michael Zhou documented the latest state of play in Australia’s partnership with China in the creation of scientific knowledge and discussed some of the most recent challenges.

How does Australia’s scientific research collaboration with the PRC compare to that with other countries? Which scientific research areas see the most collaboration between Australia and the PRC? Will trends in this collaboration be disrupted by domestic and international developments? And how can Australia manage the risks that might attach themselves to collaborating with the PRC in scientific research?  

The Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) hosted an online webinar with report lead author Professor Laurenceson, moderated by John Ross, the Asia-Pacific editor for Times Higher Education, to discuss these questions and more.  

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


About the speakers

James Laurenceson

Professor James Laurenceson is Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute at UTS.

He has previously held appointments at the University of Queensland (Australia), Shandong University (China) and Shimonoseki City University (Japan). He was President of the Chinese Economics Society of Australia from 2012-2014.

His academic research has been published in leading scholarly journals including China Economic Review and China Economic Journal.

Professor Laurenceson also provides regular commentary on contemporary developments in China’s economy and the Australia-China economic relationship. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Australian Financial ReviewThe AustralianSydney Morning HeraldSouth China Morning Post, amongst many others.

John Ross

John Ross has held the role of Asia-Pacific editor for Times Higher Education since February 2018. He was previously higher education and science correspondent with The Australian newspaper. He has twice won the National Press Club’s Higher Education Journalist of the Year award, most recently in 2018, and has been shortlisted five times. Mr Ross holds a communications degree from the University of Technology Sydney.


Event Information
July 29 2020
12:30 PM
Webinar (online-only)