A delegation from Perth's sister city Nanjing visited The University of Western Australia yesterday, meeting UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson, Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and other senior University staff.
West Australian industry and the State Government have contributed more than $22 million to a series of research projects that won Federal Government funding in the latest round of linkage grants for The University of Western Australia.
In the minds of many academics pure science and applied research are worlds apart.
Yet an applied research centre last year produced a third of the university's publications in Nature and Science, all from industry co-funded projects, demonstrating that astute research project design can satisfy both academic and industry priorities.
Six years after a ground-breaking project to study the health and wellbeing of 1,800 people moving into new housing estates in the Perth metropolitan area, researchers from The University of Western Australia will be back out in the field again early next year to re-interview residents on how they feel about their neighbourhoods in 2011.