Posted 4 May 2016
Two visitors from the University of Southern Queensland have toured the Harper Adams campus to view research facilities and projects, with a view to starting an international research relationship.
Visiting professor in agricultural engineering Richard Godwin said: “Our visitors came to see our work in smart technologies and robotics; anaerobic digestion and energy resources.
“They were taken on a tour of the campus facilities, including the farm, and in particular the engineering department. They had the opportunity to meet a number of colleagues from the engineering department.
“This visit came about due to a mixture of reasons. I’ve had a long term association with the University of Southern Queensland for 25 years. One of my former students is working at the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) which is based at the Australian university, and lastly, I’m currently providing supervisory support to one of their PhD students.
“Our visitors, Professor Craig Baillie, who is head of the NCEA, and Associate Professor Bernadette McCabe, were impressed with the facilities we have here. They are now keen to work with us in the future. We already have one project which we look forward to the two institutions collaborating on.
“Meetings such as this are essential to develop strong international collaboration in a wide range of research areas and activities. These include opening up both research opportunities and mechanisms for student exchange.”