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New Collaborative Research Program

Posted 9 December 2011 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

NTEU Welcomes the Announcement of $250m Industry Transformation Research Program.

 As part of the Government’s commitment to a more competitive and research focused manufacturing sector creating quality jobs and building the industries of the future, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr today announced the new  Industry Transformation Research program.  The program will deliver:

  • More than 1,000 engineering cadetships over the next four years so students can get the work experience they need to kick-start their careers in manufacturing and other Australian industries.
  • New research training centres that will provide quality industrial doctoral and postdoctoral training for up to 600 PhD students each year.
  • New research hubs bringing researchers and industry representatives together to design and engineer commercially and technically viable solutions to some of our most pressing industrial problems.

 More information of the research program can be found at