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University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is rapidly expanding it's national and global research footprint and impact in fundamental, translational and applied agricultural research and development (R&D). Agriculture cuts across multiple USC research institutes, centres and groups who contribute to research impact in Australian agriculture with decades of collaborative projects with agribusinesses funded by AgriFutures, Forest and Wood Products Australia, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, CSIRO, Department of Agriculture Water and Environment, Australian Research Council, Innovation Connections, Horticulture Australia, Co-operative Research Centres and multiple State Government agencies and Local Government initiatives.

USC continues to make a global impact in applied agricultural research working collaboratively in strategically focused countries with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and international non-profit organisations such as the Food And Agriculture Organisation.

In collaboration with a network national and international partnerships with end users, R&D organisations and funding agencies, USC has built a reputation for delivering outcomes with impact and a continuous strive for innovation that translates to every day needs and solving complex biophysical problems. With a significant track record in translational research with the development and commercialisation of intellectual property related to agriculture biotechnology, USC researchers work closely with Australian businesses on technical R&D at scale to create new opportunities for industry partners with broad societal impact forregional economics. USC's agricultural industry expertise incorporates aspects across aquaculture and fisheries, forest and plantation management, livestock health, horticulture, food production and science, sustainability, agribusiness, plant and soil science and weed and pest controls, with transferable innovations in disease management, sustainable feed, waste management, land management biodiversity health, and genomics and genetics.

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