New teaching facilities to boost Agricultural education

Thursday, 6 March 1997

South Australia's role as a leader in agricultural education has been boosted with the official opening of a new teaching suite at the University of Adelaide's Waite campus.

Up to 500 students involved in eight different degree courses will be using the state-of-the-art facilities, which include student computing facilities, a teleteaching lecture theatre and separate videoconferencing rooms.

The courses include primary production, environmental science, agribusiness and wine science. The development further expands the facilities on the campus, where the University of Adelaide is co-located with the South Australian Research and Development Institute, Primary Industries SA, the Australian Wine Research Institute, and several divisions of CSIRO.

It is the largest agricultural and environmental research facility in the southern hemisphere. The $1.1 million facilities were officially opened by the South Australian Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, Mrs Dorothy Kotz on TGuesday 11 March.

 

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