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University of Sydney and UC Davis sign partnership agreement

6 February 2017

 New collaboration unites animal and agricultural sciences leaders

A new partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding.


Left-Right: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison (Sydney), Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, Global Affairs Dr Joanna Regulska (UC Davis), Interim Vice Chancellor for Research  Cameron Carter (UC Davis), Vice Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence AC (Sydney), Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Professor Philippa Pattison AO (Sydney), Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) Professor Katherine Belov (Sydney) and Associate Vice-Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Research and Strategic Initiatives Dr Paul Dodd (UC Davis).


Dr. Carter and Dr. Spence both highlighted the fact that UC Davis has research expertise which greatly complements areas of research strength at Sydney.

“We are very excited about this partnership agreement, particularly for the areas of Agriculture and Veterinary Science,” said Dr Spence at the signing event.

Veterinary Science is a strong research field for both institutions – UC Davis was ranked first in the world for the subject area in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, and the University of Sydney was ranked first in Australia and ninth in the world in the same rankings.

Another major field of collaboration will be in the agricultural sciences, a discipline for which UC Davis was ranked second in the world in the latest QS rankings.

“There is also potential for collaboration in new areas such as neuroscience, life sciences, public health, and food security and safety,” said Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) Professor Katherine Belov.

Under the terms of the new partnership, both institutions will contribute up to $100,000 annually for two years to support cooperative research projects and activities.

The partnership agreement follows many years of active academic collaboration between UC Davis and the University of Sydney. The institutions have published 199 joint research papers since 2011.