Six universities to “boost” to regional research

There’s water added to water

The federal government announces the boost is from the Commonwealth’s $48m over four years, Regional Research Collaboration Programme, announced in April.

Institutions with funding are,

Federation U: $2.4m t establish a research centre for “new energy transition”

CQU: $2.1m for hydrogen applications for regional industries

UNE: $3.7m to “develop” the Regional Australia Mental Health Research and Training Institute

 Uni Tasmania has $4m to research “value added” products for the “food and wood industries” in regional areas.

Charles Darwin U: $4.1m for the Research Institute for Northern Agriculture and Drought Resilience, which should fit well with Northern Australia Drought Resilience Hub, announced in April.

Charles Sturt U: $3.6m for a water engineering and river management hub. Maybe the hub can share digs with its $8m Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation “hub,” also announced by the Commonwealth in April (CMM April 14).

Plus more for Uni Tas

The Tasmanian Institute for Agriculture has $1.2m from the Commonwealth and industry partners to research food-safety and cold chain resilience for processed meat.