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Research in a land down under

19 July 2018

ANU student office

Staff and students are set to travel across the globe in the name of research following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Cardiff business School and the Australian National University (ANU).

The agreement will see an exchange programme developed for PhD students from Cardiff and ANU to undertake, develop and foster research relationships between the two institutions.

Experts Cardiff and ANU will also explore possible joint research projects in areas of mutual interest across areas including Public Policy, Economics, Global Development and Public Administration.


The MoU encourages both Cardiff and ANU to nominate a faculty member each year to attend the other party’s institution as visiting professors or fellows in an attempt to further embed collaboration, deliver lectures and conduct research activities.

“Our School is internationally-minded guided by our unique public value strategy which seeks to deliver social improvement alongside economic development across Wales and the world.”

Professor Martin Kitchener Professor of Public Sector Management and Policy

“A MoU which focuses on research collaboration with ANU, a university on the other side of the planet, therefore complements our vision perfectly.

“I look forward to seeing the progress our staff and students make in Australia and welcome new friends from ANU to Cardiff too.”

The MoU was signed by Professors Kitchener and Helen Sullivan, Director of Crawford School of Public Policy of ANU, at the 22nd International Research Society for Public Management in Edinburgh on Thursday 12 April 2018.

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