Research Students

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The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine has a large and vibrant population of higher degree by research (HDR) and honours students from all over the world.

Our students undertake research on a wide diversity of topics in basic and applied science, including soil science, agronomy, plant breeding and genetics, plant protection, biochemistry and physiology, viticulture and oenology,  food and nutrition science and biometry.

Many of these students are jointly supervised by University of Adelaide staff and researchers in other organisations at the Waite, and all of our students benefit from access to excellent facilities as well as to the world-class researchers co-located on the campus.

The Postgraduate Association for Waite Students (PAWS) (external link) organises social and professional development activities, including the annual Postgraduate Symposium, a highlight on the campus calendar of events.

Our school also offers masters by coursework, graduate diplomas and graduate certificate options in viticulture and oenology.

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Aboriginal practices in food/beverage fermentations

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An opportunity exists for one or more students to undertake work towards the degree of Hons, MPhil or PhD through a study of traditional practices by Australian Aboriginal people in producing fermented beverages. A top-up scholarship of $5,000 per annum is currently available for a student who enrols in an MPhil or PhD degree to work on this project. 

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Please contact Prof Vladimir Jiranek for further information about the project.

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