More University of Wollongong scholars have been linked to Chinese research centres that have reportedly carried out cyber attacks and espionage for the nation's military.
The Mercury reported on Wednesday that UOW had collaborated with a Chinese university accused of carrying out cyber attacks on behalf of the PLA (People's Liberation Army).
And that a visiting professor believed to be Wuhan University lab's liaison with the PLA co-authored research with a UOW cryptographer.
ABC Illawarra has reported that another scholar, who is working at the university, is visiting from a Chinese physics academy considered "very high-risk" by security experts due to its ties to the country's nuclear weapons program.
A third academic, a professor who was accused by US media outlets of being a military liaison, co-authored a recent research paper on encrypted coding with the UOW.
A UOW spokesman said the university was concerned about the allegations.
The revelations come hot on the heels of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) releasing a report warning Australian universities were unwittingly creating security risks by collaborating with Chinese schools.
ASPI is an independent, not-for-profit think tank specialising in defence, national security and cyber issues.
It identified several "high-risk" universities on mainland China that had military ties and had also sent academics to Australia.