The University of Southern Queensland has been named one of Australia’s Trailblazer universities to accelerate growth in space manufacturing and lead a new research hub of national priority.
The University of Southern Queensland has been announced as a successful recipient under the Australian Government’s $362 million Trailblazer Universities initiative, giving the greenlight to the University of Southern Queensland-led ‘Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics (iLAuNCH) Hub’.
In a giant step for the Australian space sector, the University of Southern Queensland will lead Australia’s effort to boost commercialisation and national capability in the space sector thanks to $50 million in funding from the Federal Government’s inaugural Trailblazer Universities Program.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said along with university partners the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of South Australia (UniSA), and industry partners, the University would lead Australian breakthroughs in an area of critical national manufacturing priority.
“The University of Southern Queensland is already a leader in space manufacturing with expertise in hypersonic propulsion systems, advanced materials, and astrophysics,” Professor Mackenzie said.
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