The Humanitarian Engineering program at the ANU would not exist without a number of ongoing supportive and generous partnerships and collaborations. Some of our regular partners include
Abundant Water (AW) was established by ANU engineering graduate Sunny Forsyth in 2008 in Laos to provide appropriate water filters and now also work in Nepal and Timor-Leste. AW have supported numerous final year ANU engineering student projects looking to further improve their filtration systems and manufacture. This has include hosting and mentoring a number of research interns in Laos including two in 2018 supported by Australian Federal Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships.
The ANU is one of Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) longest running university partners. The ANU has piloted a number of EWB education initiatives including the Undergraduate Research Program and the international EWB Humanitarian Design Summits. EWB and the ANU have been successful with joint competitive funding including from the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) and over 100 short-term mobility scholarships through the Australian Federal Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) New Colombo Plan (NCP) program. In 2014-15 EWB and the ANU jointly developed Australia’s first later year dedicated humanitarian engineering course, the structure of which has been adopted by multiple universities around Australia.
TADACT has been operating in the ACT for over 35 years. They have hosted numerous ANU engineering students through internships and work experience, providing valuable opportunities to apply their knowledge and gain further skills. TADACT also regularly identify and support student projects across various year levels.