The Monash-Southeast University partnership is an Australia-China joint venture which aims at establishing a world-class research and training institute in China through a combined effort of Monash University (Monash) and Southeast University (SEU). The Monash-SEU partnership consists of:
Joint Graduate School (JGS)
Joint Research Institute (JRI)
JRI performs a range of functions including but not limited to:
• To capitalise on Monash’s and SEU’s research strengths across the disciplines of engineering, health, science, technology, design, business and humanities.
• To ensure strong collaboration between pre-eminent researchers of both universities.
• To encourage cross-disciplinary research and research of strategic impact with industries, other research partners in China, Australia and globally.
• To provide incentives to attract top local, national and international research students and researchers
• To broaden and strengthen the research funding base.
• To enhance and optimise use of research platforms.
Currently, seven research themes that address strategic issues of mutual interest have been identified for initial focus, including:
• Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
• Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
• Bio & Nano Technology
• Energy Theme
• Engineering Technology for Intelligent Health Management System
• Simulation and Modelling (of Particulate Systems)
• Water Sensitive Cities
JRI has more than 130 teaching and researching staff from both Monash and SEU. It has 5 academicians from Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), 1 from Australian Academy of Science (AAS) as well as 2 from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Currently, there are 28 Professors, 11 Associate Professors (or Readers), 10 Senior Lecturers (Senior Research Fellows) and 16 Lecturers (or Research Fellows) from Monash (Monash adopts the British system, all are PhD supervisors); and 47 Professors, 11 Associate Professors and 8 Research Fellows from SEU (46 of them are PhD supervisors). In addition, each of the universities provides >20 academic staff for JGS.
JRI offers various research opportunities for the Postgraduate students in JGS. At president, JGS has more than 500 postgraduate students. By 2019, the total number of students will reach about 1,500 (1,000 masters students and 500 PhD students) according to the agreement between Monash and SEU, approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
For general introduction, please also see the attached presentation given by Professor Aibing Yu (余艾冰), Vice Chancellor's Professorial Fellow,
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Suzhou), Monash University.
General Introduction to Monash-SEU JRI.pdf