Leading minds at University's Research Tuesdays

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

South Australian business and community leaders will hear from the University of Adelaide's leading researchers at a new 'Research Tuesdays' seminar series starting on 10 April.

To be held on every second Tuesday of the month, hosted by University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha and open to the general public, Research Tuesdays will address significant issues for business and the wider community.

First in the series on Tuesday 10 April will be University of Adelaide Federation Fellow and one of Australia's foremost demographers Professor Graeme Hugo. He will provide insights into the impact on business of a changing Australian population.

"In developing business strategy, population size, composition and distribution is regarded as a static background. Yet the Australian population is changing in a myriad of ways, all of which have implications for the evolving demand for goods and services," Professor Hugo said.

Professor McWha said: "The research outcomes of University of Adelaide researchers often have direct implications for local and national business and community practice and policy. Research Tuesdays will provide an opportunity for the University's leading researchers to engage with business and community leaders on issues which impact on them."

Forthcoming Research Tuesdays seminars are:
8 May, Professor Mark Tester, Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the University of Adelaide: Tougher crops for a warming world.
12 June, Professor Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics: What use is research in international trade policy and economic development?
10 July, Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz, Professor of Computer Science: The science of making profitable decisions.
14 August, Professor Rob Norman, Director, Research Centre for Reproductive Health: The reproductive revolution - have we gone too far?

The Research Tuesdays seminars will be held at 5.30pm, Napier Building Lower Ground. Admission is free. Please book by emailing research.tuesdays@adelaide.edu.au or phone 8303 3692.


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