Uni of Adelaide wins $68 million for research, training
Thursday, 21 January 2010
The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $68.8 million in Federal Government funding towards research and research training.
The funding - announced by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr - includes:
- $28 million to help meet the cost of tuition for students completing PhDs and Masters degrees by research;
- $7 million for 136 new Australian Postgraduate Awards, to support exceptional research students at the University of Adelaide;
- more than $805,000 for 15 International Postgraduate Research places, which are designed to attract the brightest research students from overseas;
- $15.2 million for joint research initiatives;
- $12.8 million for research infrastructure; and
- additional funding for commercialisation training and other initiatives.
"This injection of funds is a reflection of the University of Adelaide's increasing research performance and our excellence in a number of fields," says the Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mike Brooks.
"This gives the University the opportunity to build on its research strengths in areas such as agriculture, the environment, society and social innovation, mineral and energy resources, health and biomedical sciences, and sensing and computation. Our research makes major contributions to all areas of society, industry and government.
"This funding from the Commonwealth is a welcome investment in the future of our research operations and will support new researchers through training, infrastructure and other initiatives. Such support is invaluable for the next generation of researchers, who will inherit the job of tackling the key challenges facing our nation.
"We are delighted by the commitment shown to research by the Federal Government in its recent announcement," Professor Brooks says.