Coffs Coast Advocate

SCU gets nearly $700k boost for research and innovation

SOUTHERN Cross University received $698,734 from the Australian government to fund two new research projects, boosting the research and innovation sector.

Page MP Kevin Hogan congratulated the university  saying it was great news for the Northern Rivers

"These grants will enable some of Australia's best researchers to make exciting and important discoveries that will benefit our nation, its people and economy," he said.

The grants are under two Australian Research Council schemes.

SCU received $393,434 through the Discovery Early Career Researchers Award (DECRA) scheme and $305,300 under the Discovery Projects scheme.

"A strong investment in high-quality research will drive innovation, secure the jobs of the future, improve the health of our community, protect our environment and ensure our researchers can compete on the international stage," Mr Hogan said.

Funding for these projects has been awarded under the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Major Grants for 2016.

For more information about the funding awarded today please visit the ARC website here



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