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Centre to unlock future of space exploration

For Engagement eNews October, a story about the new centre of space exploration. Pictured: Sustainable in-situ resource utilisation: the key to living in space.

A new centre at the University of Adelaide will focus on solving the challenge of making long-term space exploration viable.

The new Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources will bring together experts who will develop ways to sustainably use resources in space.

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Local boost for agtech, food and wine start-ups

For Engagement eNews October 2019, photo of Hon David Pisoni MP at the launch of ThincLab Waite

South Australian Minister for Innovation and Skills Hon David Pisoni MP recently launched the the University of Adelaide's ThincLab Waite, Adelaide's first and only incubator dedicated to start-ups in the agtech, food innovation and wine sectors.

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Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

Photo from Engagement eNews of Reconciliation Action Plan Launch. Pictured: Jack Kanya Kudnuitya Buckskin, Tauondi Aboriginal College Aboriginal Cultural Service Mentor, Cultural Performer and 2011 SA Young Australian of the Year welcomes guests to the launch of the University's Reconciliation Action Plan.

In September, the Deputy Premier and Attorney General The Hon Vickie Chapman MP launched the University's inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Yangadlitya ('For The Future').

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Widening scope of education through online learning

From Engagement eNews October of Pearson Partnership launch. Pictured: Professor Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Student Learning; David Barnett, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Pearson; Hon John Gardner MP, South Australian Minister for Education; Professor Peter Rathjen AO, Vice-Chancellor and President.

The University of Adelaide will educate thousands of additional students online in the next five years thanks to a new partnership with the world's leading learning company, Pearson. The partnership was officially launched in October by South Australian Minister for Education, Hon John Gardner MP. 

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Joint research partnership set to grow primary industries in South Australia

PIRSA-SARDI

The University of Adelaide and the State Government have officially launched a significant partnership between the University and Primary Industries and Regions SA's research division, the South Australian Research and Development Institute. 

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Roseworthy Campus Solar Project

Roseworthy Campus Solar Project

SA Minister for Energy and Mining Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan helped break ground on a new solar panel farm at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Campus. The 1.2 MW solar panel farm will be integrated with a 420kw/1200kWh battery and microgrid and will supply over 40% of the campus' energy requirements.

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National Student Volunteer Week

National Student Volunteer Week 2019

Every year more than 1200 student volunteers contribute 28,000 hours of their time and skills for the University community. This year during National Student Volunteer Week we celebrated and thanked them for their efforts with a special afternoon tea with The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor. 

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Poor housing leaves its mark on our mental health for years to come

Housing

Researchers at the University's Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research are part of a team researching how housing disadvantage is increasing mental health burden. A recent systematic review of the evidence showed housing disadvantage is harmful for mental health and its effects remain well after housing situations are improved. 

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Indigenous students engineer careers

Indigenous students engineer careers

Twenty nine young Indigenous students from across Australia immersed themselves in the world of renewable energy, race car engineering and structural engineering in early-July as part of a partnership between Santos and the University of Adelaide.

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Julia Gillard awarded honorary doctorate

Julia Gillard receiving honorary doctorate from Chancellor Kevin Scarce

The University of Adelaide recognised the outstanding contributions to society of four eminent Australians during the University’s April and May graduation ceremonies.

Former Prime Minister the Hon. Julia Gillard AC; South Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Caroline McMillen; Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Queensland Professor Peter Høj AC; and renowned ecologist Professor Hugh Possingham, were awarded honorary doctorates. 

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