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Australia’s Chief Scientist to Speak at AIA Event

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, will be the guest speaker at the SA state conference of the Agriculture Institute of Australia (AIA) on Friday 27 May at the Waite Campus.  The subject of the event is the Government’s National Innovation Policy and its implications for agriculture. The Innovation meeting is part of a two day program which […]

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‘Waite in the Spotlight’ event – TEDx-style talks here on campus!

A shared Waite Campus event featuring TEDx-style talks by local researchers is being planned for the afternoon of Friday 29 July and will take place at the Charles Hawker Conference Centre. Called ‘Waite in the Spotlight’, it is hoped this event will be an annual Campus fixture from now on, featuring selected talks from a range […]

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Waite Winery Bargains

The University’s Hickinbotham-Roseworthy winery at the Waite Campus will hold a ‘cleanskin’ wine sale between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday 4 May. The winery, located at Gate 2d, Hartley Grove, Urrbrae, is clearing the decks ahead of launching a new label and look for the University’s wines in the coming months. The current range of cleanskin and unlabelled […]

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MSc Plant Biotech Research Seminars

This year’s second year cohort of MSc Plant Biotechnology students (pictured) presented their Research Proposals on Wednesday 30 March at the Plant Research Centre auditorium. This event featured high quality presentations from the eleven students, showcasing really exciting research projects which also provided a good cross-section of the research undertaken here at the Waite. These included: soil biology, wine quality, plant […]

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Shandong Academy of Sciences Visit

Further building the sister state relationship between South Australia and China’s Shandong Province, a delegation from the Shandong Academy of Sciences visited the Waite this week as part of a wider program. The group of 10 scientists, including the Academy’s President Wang Yinglong, is touring the State’s top research facilities and conducting workshops with local scientists […]

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Kudos for Waite’s Barley Breeding Program

Currently featuring in Brand SA’s Inside South Australia news, Professor Jason Eglinton and the University’s barley breeding team have scored a big win with Compass, the malting barley developed here and first available to growers in early 2015. With that season now behind us, farmers are confirming outstanding results in spite of tough growing conditions; […]

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Chinese Student Exchange Builds Partnership

The second group of students from North West Agriculture & Forestry University (NWAFU) in China’s Shaanxi province has just completed an extended visit to The University of Adelaide. Comprising a week of contextual English language study and three weeks hosted by the School of AFW, the past month has seen the students engage in study, […]

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SA Food Innovation Centre Announced

The Waite Campus is set to host the newly-announced South Australian Food Innovation Centre, a collaborative partnership between several food industry groups and R&D organisations to develop the state’s food sector and create new markets, products and opportunities by working together. With the support of the State Government through PIRSA/SARDI under its ‘clean, green, premium food […]

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Japanese Business Delegation Tours Waite

A delegation of representatives of Japan’s largest business institutions toured South Australia last week to investigate future investment and collaboration opportunities. Hosted by the State Government’s Investment Attraction Agency, the group visited various sites around Adelaide in a range of industry sectors. Their itinerary included SAHMRI, the Tonsley innovation precinct and SARDI’s Aquatic Sciences facility at […]

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Joint UA-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Laboratory Opened

Last week saw the Deputy President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor Lin Zhongqin, and a senior group of SJTU officials join local staff, State Government representatives and guests to officially open the Joint UA-SJTU Laboratory for Plant Science and Breeding. The Laboratory, led by Professor Dabing Zhang, is the first joint agricultural initiative to come to fruition between […]

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