USQ's award winning lecturers are highly credentialed and well connected to industry, and many have practised as engineering professionals before joining academia.
As Australia’s only university offering a degree in agricultural engineering, the partnership between John Deere and USQ is a perfect fit.
Working together to develop new agricultural technologies, the work with John Deere and USQ will be managed and directed through USQ’s Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE), a leading innovator in agricultural research. The joint venture will focus on the development of machine automation and control and planning for improving producer productivity in all aspects of the growing cycle.
Australian Managing Director (Peter Wanckel) and USQ Vice-Chancellor said the research partnership between the University and John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Advanced Engineering Group will benefit growers in Australia and globally by reducing agricultural production costs.
‘This research partnership illustrates the reach and relevance of USQ’s research efforts in engineering and highlights the importance international organisations are giving to the development of future technologies that will transform agricultural industries over the years to come,’ the Vice-Chancellor said.
‘We are delighted to work alongside USQ’s respected researchers. Together we can provide additional tools for agriculture to feed, fuel and clothe the increasing global population,’ Peter Wanckel said.
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