ANU and the University of South Australia (UniSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 May 2008.
The agreement provides expanded opportunities for students to study and move between the universities and builds a framework for working together in research and research training.
The MOU will enable students enrolled in ANU Graduate Studies Select programs to undertake University of South Australia subjects and have them recognised for their qualifications.
- Develop pathways for high achieving undergraduates in agreed courses at UniSA to enter agreed ANU programs such as the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (PhB) program and the direct entry Honours program in science. Suitable graduates will be encouraged to enrol in a PhD at either ANU or UniSA – with supervision shared as appropriate.
- Develop pathways for ANU and UniSA students to enter programs or majors not offered at the university of their initial enrolment: for example Engineering specialisations, allied health specialisations.
- Explore development of Population Health initiatives at postgraduate coursework and/or undergraduate levels. Initiatives to explore establishing a Masters of Field Epidemiology and/or an undergraduate specialisation that provides a common undergraduate platform (a bioscience core) at both institutions from which student transfers between both institutions can be facilitated; with ANU students gaining access to UniSA allied health areas, UniSA students into ANU programs, and students from both institutions able to access a jointly developed B Med Sci (Pop Health).
- Develop a pilot program whereby some ANU PhD students can develop teaching experience and training at UniSA and have ANU and UniSA collaborate on the development of a joint Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching for PhD students to be delivered at either institution.
- Facilitate the provision of summer scholarships for high achieving ANU and UniSA students to undertake research internships in environments of recognised international research excellence at either university. An initial focus will be placed on high achieving UniSA students studying allied health disciplines in order to expose such students to the possibility of a research career in related disciplines.
- Explore the potential to develop collaborative research programs.