Foreign Compliance Obligations
The University of Adelaide supports the Australian Government’s national security agenda by giving foreign compliance obligations priority consideration before proceeding with any international engagements.
The types of international engagements the University enters vary widely and can range from collaborations between individual academic staff to formal agreements between institutions.
The way the Australian Government regulates international engagements varies significantly as well.
The following resources and links will assist University personnel to understand and navigate the various regulatory compliance regimes that apply to the University's foreign engagement activities:
- Foreign engagement compliance overview explains the various compliance regimes that now apply to the University.
- Foreign compliance obligations "In-Brief" provides an at-a-glance summary of these obligations.
- Integrity and Accountability website briefly details certain compliance expectations that all personnel should be aware of.
- Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme FAQs and detailed guidelines
- Foreign Arrangement Scheme FAQs and how to access the University's review and endorsement processes.
- About your foreign partner provides links to online resources to help you gather details about the institutional or political/economic context in which your foreign partner operates.
Non-compliance with foreign engagement laws can have major consequences for individuals, the University and Australia. All personnel must apply the necessary due diligence to every foreign engagement activity and engage with internal assessment processes as necessary.
To learn more about applying due diligence to a foreign engagement or to initiate a Foreign Engagement Compliance Review please refer to the Foreign Compliance website (Global Engagement).