Waite Research Institute
The Waite Campus is internationally recognised as a world-class research, development, teaching and commercialisation precinct. Underpinning Australia's agricultural industries with both fundamental and applied research, the Waite's great strengths are in grains, soil and wine.
The Waite community comprises a total of 12 research organisations, centres and nodes, with approximately 1,500 scientists, technicians, teachers, support staff and students in the areas of agriculture, food, wine, natural resource sciences and agricultural economics.
The Waite Research Institute (WRI) is an initiative of The University of Adelaide established to facilitate further development of the world-class capability and technologies on the Waite Campus. Closely aligned with the University's School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, the WRI aims to keep alive the vision of Peter Waite in leading and providing support for collaborative initiatives that bring about step changes in 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 the Waite's state-of-the-art infrastructure and the unique collective strength of the co-located partners, this research will be trans-disciplinary and collaborative in nature and will have national and international connections to major industry sectors, government and other high-quality research organisations.
A summary of the WRI's activities and investments to date can be found in the WRI Biennial Report 2011-12.