Australia’s food-centric culture – illustrated by the popularity of dining out, healthy eating and television cooking shows – will benefit from a new $1 million facility at The University of Queensland.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Rix has been joined by UQ Staff and beef cattle industry representatives at the opening of The University of Queensland’s $1.7m Darbalara Beef Cattle Teaching Facility, 10km from the Gatton campus.
A North Queensland researcher who has devoted more than 50 years to improving the socio-economics of rural and regional communities in Australia and developing economies has been honoured with The University of Queensland 2016 Gatton Gold Medal.
Thanks to UQ Gatton’s Halls of Residence, the male and female winners in the School Student category of the 10km with save almost half the cost of accommodation for their first year of studies at UQ Gatton campus.
With agriculture consistently providing more career opportunities than graduates – as high as five job vacancies for every graduate in some fields of study – there is a need across the industry to attract more students.