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Research institute prepares to open its doors

Research institute prepares to open its doors

Research facility may support traineeships in Queensland

Queensland is soon to officially open a new world-class research facility, which will see around 650 researchers relocating to the area.

Work at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) will begin next month – and hopes are high as to what the researchers will achieve.

State premier Campbell Newman said: “This is an Australian-first initiative and it is fantastic to have it in Queensland.

“TRI brings together all stages of medical research and testing, from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside; a one stop shop for medical marvels.”

As the facility begins to find its feet, there could be opportunities for traineeships in Queensland and other opportunities for up and coming researchers.

The state government has provided $107 million towards the cost of building the facility, with the remainder given by the federal government and a host of other organisations.

Premier Newman hopes that appointing Professor Ian Frazer as chief executive officer and director of research will give TRI a unique level of experience.

Skills Queensland has issued its Gateway to Industry Schools Program Annual Report 2011-12, which identified that an increasing number of industries are improving their relations with schools.

Some are helping teachers with their professional development and others are offering school-based apprenticeships to youngsters.

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