ANU and the University of Newcastle signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 27 June 2010.
The two universities agreed to collaborate on a range of initiatives, creating pathways for students, building research capacity and developing new programs in areas of strength.
A collaborative Masters in History Education focused on teachers' professional development, and a joint Masters in Museums and Collections Curatorship, will be the first products of the collaboration.
ANU and the University of Newcastle are also working together on a national project to develop new models of tertiary education collaboration between institutions with complementary capabilities.
The MOU will enable students enrolled in ANU Graduate Studies Select programs to undertake University of Newcastle subjects and have them recognised for their qualifications.
- Develop collaborative educational initiatives commencing in 2010/2011.
- Pursue 'hub and spoke' arrangements in research with each university contributing according to its existing and emerging specialisations and strengths.
- Support their collaborative initiatives by facilitating staff exchanges and professional development workshops.
- Ensure that a designated person at each institution will oversee and facilitate implementation of the agreement.
- Make appropriate internal arrangements to promote and encourage the development of the cooperative relationship.