About Us

Named after Peter Waite, the Waite Research Institute is internationally recognised for it's world-class research, development, teaching and commercialisation activities in Agriculture.

Our fundamental and applied research based at The University of Adelaide's North Terrace, Roseworthy and Waite campuses underpins innovation in Australia's agricultural industries.

The Waite Research Institute (WRI) was established in 2009/10 to facilitate further development of the world-class capability and technologies at the Waite precinct. The WRI keeps alive the vision of Peter Waite in leading and providing support for collaborative initiatives that bring about step changes in Australian agricultural science and practice.

The WRI aims to contribute solutions to the emerging challenges of global food security and agricultural sustainability by stimulating and supporting internationally-competitive research that supports profitable and sustainable production in its target sectors.

Supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure and the unique collective strength of the co-located partners, our research is trans-disciplinary and collaborative in nature with national and international connections to major industry sectors, government and other high-quality research organisations.