Australian Embassy

Science diplomacy

About science diplomacy

The Australian Embassy is building on existing ties of collaboration to make science, education, and innovation a stronger focus in our future bilateral relationship.

The Australian Embassy works with Japanese and Australian government agencies, peak bodies, education and research institutions, and industry to support this cooperation. 

Our major activities include:

  • strengthening high-quality collaboration between Australian and Japanese researchers and industry
  • raising awareness of the quality of Australian research, innovation, and technology
  • strengthening partnerships to increase student mobility numbers in both directions

For more information on Australia’s international collaboration:

Australia's links with Japan

Australia and Japan enjoy a wide range of links at the school, university, science agency and company levels.  The Australian Embassy Tokyo’s active education, research, and science diplomacy strategy is designed to further strengthen high-quality collaboration with Japanese researchers and industry, and raise awareness of the quality of Australian research and innovation. 

Recent activities have included:

  • participation in the annual Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum in Kyoto
  • delivering presentations, webinars and events
  • supporting webinars and events to promote research collaboration and women in STEM

Partnering with Australia in Innovation, Science and Research

 A report titled "Partnering with Australia in Innovation, Science and Research" outlines the range of opportunities for international organisations and individuals to partner with Australia on cutting-edge innovation, science and research. It showcases Australia’s credentials and gives information on Australian Government initiatives supporting international innovation, science and research connections. 

To read the report, please click here.


Advancing Women in STEM strategy

The Australian Government’s strategy for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) aims to increase gender equity in STEM education and careers. We envision a society that provides equal opportunity for people of all genders to learn, work and engage in STEM.

For more information on advancing women in STEM strategy, please visit the website.