An evening reception was held to mark the occasion where the Provost and President of UCL, Professor Michael Arthur, thanked staff, students and UCL’s main sponsors (Santos, BHP and the SA Government), as well as the many other partners from industry, government and the community who have contributed to UCL’s efforts in Adelaide. Professor Arthur also formally launched a final report documenting UCL Australia’s activities in South Australia, which is available to download below. Major Sumner, a Ngarrindjeri elder, then performed a smoking ceremony to help move spirits on to the next place of meeting, which for the academic staff and students will be the Mawson Lakes campus at the University of South Australia (UniSA).
It was a very busy couple of days, with the final cohort of UCL Australia students graduating2 and a welcome event/sign unveiling hosted the previous day at UniSA helping to mark the start of an exciting new phase of partnership between UCL ENGINEERING and UniSA. As part of this partnership UCL will have an ongoing presence in South Australia, including the placement of UCL Australia staff within UniSA Engineering and the Future Industries Institute at Mawson Lakes, joint UCL-UniSA fellowships for women in Engineering and cross-hemisphere teaching programmes run by the two institutions, including joint PhD programmes. Building on UCL Australia, the new partnership will lead to a long-term and sustained legacy of UCL activities in South Australia.
New teaching programmes have begun, including the MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources Management, which sees students take the first two terms of their course in London, then travel to South Australia for April – Sept, taking a UCL taught module (Social Licensing) in Adelaide, a field trip to a mine and students then doing their major research project with researchers from the FII and other areas from across UniSA. The first intake saw 11 students in Adelaide in 2017, with 20 students coming to Adelaide in the next cohort in 2018. Additionally, two new cross hemisphere MSc run between UCL and UniSA are also planned to start next year – one in Sustainable Energy Systems Management and another in Data Science.
The UCL Australia campus in Victoria Square has now closed and staff and students have moved into their new offices/labs at the Future Industries Institute at UniSA. For any information or to contact UCL Engineering in Australia, please contact Dr Craig Styan:
UCL Engineering (MLK-40)
Building X, 2-11, Futures Industries Institute
University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus
GPO Box 2471, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: +61 8 8302 3356