The Queensland Government has signed a new three-year science and technology partnership agreement  with China. The new agreement continues a research agreement that was first established in 2008.


Treasurer and Minister for State Development and Trade Andrew Fraser said the Government's ongoing partnership with China would continue to focus on opportunities with clear public benefits or a strong potential for commercialisation.

"Through this partnership we initiated the Queensland China Climate Change Fellowship Program - the first reciprocal exchange between Australian and Chinese researchers to understand and find solutions to the problems posed by climate change,"he said.

“We also collaborated with China to establish two joint research centres – one in clean energy and the other in neuroscience, linking the University of Queensland with leading research institutes in China.