$42 million win is "brain gain" for State
Friday, 28 September 2007
The University of Adelaide has won a grand total of $42 million for the State in the past week to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems.
In a fiercely competitive bidding process for national funding, the University and its research partners have secured 70% of total research money this week awarded to the State by the Federal Government, confirming the University of Adelaide's reputation as South Australia's leading research institution.
"This is a major 'brain gain' for the State, and will ensure that some of our brightest young minds will stay in South Australia, as well as retaining some of our most experienced researchers and innovators," says the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor James McWha.
"The funds we have won this week will have a clear impact on the South Australian community. It will enable the University's world-class researchers and our affiliates to make significant headway in the areas of climate change, water preservation, renewable energy, critical health and medical issues, agriculture and engineering challenges, all identified as priorities in the State Strategic Plan.
"This outstanding result reveals the depth of expertise of the University of Adelaide's researchers, who are working hard to make an impact right across the world as well as locally."
The University of Adelaide's research is having a real impact on the big questions, such as:
- How do we find the solution to infertility?
- How can we protect Australia's water supplies?
- How can we find alternative energy sources that are affordable and safe?
- How can we win the fight against obesity?
- How can we control the impact of climate change on our environment?
The week's funding announcements have included:
ARC Discovery Projects: $14 million awarded for new discoveries
ARC Linkage Projects: $2.74 million for health, environment and industry
NHMRC grants: Adelaide wins $24 million for medical research