Collaboration of the CET with external organisations is designed and evaluated in terms of our strategic objectives, and in particular how the development of relationships can advance the mission of the CET. Our collaborative engagements with Australian and International Universities are focused on leveraging against the strengths of the institutions concerned, and taking advantage of opportunities in our respective funding environments to mutual benefit.
Effective collaborative partnerships are built around shared values, cordial relations, and a high degree of common or complementary purpose. Although both parties must be willing to commit resources to such a partnership, the mutual benefits derived by the participating institutions should outweigh the costs involved.
We operate under a principle that collaboration with other universities should enhance the competitiveness of both partner institutions in their respective operating environments. Because our approach to collaboration is focused on activities where there are specific comparative strategic advantages, we prefer not to enter into exclusive partnerships with any one institution.
A recent example of our approach to collaboration is the development of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems bridging the CET and our host institutions of Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia with Macquarie University and the Geological Survey of Western Australia.