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University of Wollongong to receive $25.6 million for higher education research



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News Release Sharon Bird MP Federal Member for Cunningham

University of Wollongong to receive $25.6 million for higher education research

The University of Wollongong will receive $25.6 million in Commonwealth Government funding for research and research training, Federal Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, announced this afternoon.

The funding is part of $1.42 billion in Commonwealth Government funding for universities across Australia.

The University of Wollongong will benefit from the 2010 Research Block Grants funding by:

ï¿» $3.1 million for Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) ï¿» $106,442 for the Commercialisation Training Scheme (CTS) ï¿» $365,268 for International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) ï¿» $5.5 million for Joint Research Engagement (JRE) ï¿» $3.3 million for Research Infrastructure Block Grants (RIBG) ï¿» $11 million for the Research Training Scheme (RTS) and ï¿» $1.6 million for Sustainable Research Excellence (SRE).

“I am delighted that the University of Wollongong will be able to continue to build on its capability and reputation for research and research training”, Ms Bird said.

The Commonwealth Government’s investment in the University of Wollongong in the last 12 months amounts to $136.6 million.

20 January 2010

Contact: Sharon Bird MP 4228 5899