Record $46m research income for Murdoch University

August 6, 2010

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Murdoch University has achieved a record research income of more than $46 million for the 2009-2010 financial year.

Vice Chancellor Professor John Yovich said the success was largely due to major collaborative research centre funding and the hard work of the Murdoch University Foundation.

"Murdoch University has attracted some major collaborative research funding over the past financial year, bringing our total research income to $46,144,608. This is a $10 million increase from our previous year," he said.

"In May 2009, Murdoch was awarded $20 million over five years by the Federal Government to host Australia’s new National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCED), with additional $3 million in funding from the Western Australian State Government.

"The University was also funded $2.3 million by the State Government over five years for the State Centre of Excellence in Climate Change and Woodland and Forest Health.

"A joint $3.3 million project led by Murdoch and involving the University of Adelaide now leads world algae biofuel research after more than 12 months of consistent results at both universities."

The biofuel project has received $1.89 million funding from the Australian Government as part of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate.

The Murdoch University Foundation’s campaigns raised a total of $6,956,740, including $5,130,000 through the Genesiis campaign for establishing the Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

Timothy Morrison, Murdoch’s Director of Research, Strategy, Innovation and Commercialisation, said: "These outstanding research results continue to maintain our position as a research intensive university."

Comments (2 responses)

udarath August 18, 2010

Great work. I like to do a research too.

Cj April 4, 2011

Good job everyone hopefully this research funding helps us as students achieve more in our post graduate studies

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