University of Adelaide joins industry to research key areas

Friday, 16 April 1999

The University of Adelaide's role as an important producer of industry-relevant research has been confirmed by the Federal Government's announcement today of the latest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding.

The University is a core partner in six of the 26 centres announced today, including:

  • the CRC for Cattle and Beef Quality;
  • the CRC for Viticulture;
  • the CRC for Biological Control of Pest Animals;
  • the CRC for Sensor Signal and Information Processing;
  • the CRC for Welded Structures; and
  • the CRC for Clean Power from Lignite.

The CRC program brings together research institutions and industry to tackle research in key areas for the nation.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Professor Mary O'Kane, said today's announcement was a welcome continuation of the University's solid links with industry.

"We have a keen focus on commercialising our excellent research work and our strong involvement in the CRC program helps us in this goal," Professor O'Kane said.

"These CRCs will produce innovative ideas and solutions in areas which are crucial for South Australia and the nation. They represent areas of research strength for the University of Adelaide, particularly viticulture, information technology, agricultural science and engineering.

"The CRC program also provides some of the most innovative research training in the country."


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