Long term strategies for adapting to climate change will result from a collaborative project between researchers at the Institute of Agriculture (IOA), The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Lanzhou University (LU) in west China.
Professor Kadambot Siddique, IOA’s Director, said the Institute was invited by LU to become a partner in a ‘111 Project’ on sustainable development of agricultural systems in dry and cold ecosystems of the Loess Plateau, Gansu Province, west China.
“The project’s overall objective is capacity building, by training researchers and postgraduate students in characterising dry and cold ecosystems and improving crop and pasture production technologies, land management and animal husbandry practices.
Singapore Presentation Ceremony
Over 200 guests and 96 students attended the presentation ceremony held at the NTUC Business Center in Singapore, including 28 Bachelor of Commerce, 37 MBA, 2 DBA and 29 Bachelor of Science students.
Designing a washing machine and water filter for rural communities in Cambodia has earned 12 first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia two finals berths in the Engineers Without Borders 2008 Challenge.
The Perth International Arts Festival is delighted to announce engineering and environmental firm URS has thrown its support behind the Festival's highly regarded contemporary music venue Beck's Music Box.
Two South Korean high school students will be awarded Barry Marshall Daejeon Scholarships and Adrienne Marshall English Language Scholarships worth $170,000, enabling them to study at The University of Western Australia.
Drought, war and limited access to technological advances have had a significant negative impact on agriculture development and productivity in Iraq.
To help redress the 50 per cent decline in Iraqi major crop production in the past 20 years, 27 Iraqi agricultural scientists are being trained in advanced integrated plant disease management (IPDM) at the Institute of Agriculture (IOA) at The University of Western Australia (UWA).