Cercia continuously hosts long-term (3-24 months) visiting researchers from all over the world, including Australia, China, Germany, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, etc., in addition to visit collaborators overseas ourselves.
We have a sister research laboratory, the Nature Inspired Computation and Applications Laboratory (NICAL) at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China, with which we collaborate very closely. NICAL was set up as a result of two Royal Society funded networking grants and significant invesments from USTC and National Natural Science Foundation of China. Its research foci have aligned with CERCIA's in order to maximize the strength of the combined grouping. This unique model of internationalising CERCIA's research, especially with China, has attracted many interests from leading companies in the world, including Honda, Unilever, United Technologies, etc.