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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In April the University of Adelaide held an event that explored options for Australia to meet its climate change targets.
In May, SA Education Minister John Gardner announced the Government's support for the University of Adelaide's Open Music Academy.