Visiting Flinders yesterday, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, said that Australia needs to make a strong commitment to research investment if it “wants to stay in the game”.
Researchers in the early stages of their careers will have access to some of the most experienced minds at Flinders as part of a new mentoring program.
Flinders University has awarded its first-ever Best Student Paper Award to seven higher degree research students specialising in a range of fields – from sustainable solar panels to the increasing problem of piracy in Somalia.
Kangaroo Island’s phases of connection and disconnection with the mainland make it of special interest to palaeontologists, and a Flinders University project that will track the resulting effects on the island’s fauna and flora has received funding from the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.
A project to improve the treatment and management of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has shared in $9,551,746 awarded to Flinders University researchers across 19 grants in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.