Our research spans human health, and biomedical, agricultural, food and wine, environmental, and animal and veterinary sciences.
Our researchers have attracted high level national competitive grant funding from both the Australian Research Council, and the National Health & Medical Research Council. In addition, the Faculty strongly promotes close industry collaboration to ensure we are conducting highly applied and strategic research that aligns with local, regional, national and international research priorities and with the Australian National Innovation and Science Agenda.
Industry engagement and a strong presence through local and regional partnerships is an area of excellence, and has resulted in high level research investment from agencies including the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, ACIAR, Grains Research & Development Corporation, Meat & Livestock Australia, and Fonterra.
Our research is strongly aligned with several University Research Centres:
Multi and trans-disciplinary Research Centre at Charles Sturt University, Australia's largest regional university. In partnership with government and others, we undertake biophysical, social and economic research to address local, regional, national and global issues.
Our vision is to be the Australian centre of excellence for innovation in grain and red meat production and value adding.
The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) conducts world-class research in grape and wine science, in the areas of plant pathology, vine physiology, fruit development, fruit and wine composition, sensory characteristics of wine, and consumer preference.