The University of Western Sydney has received over $3.8 million in funding in the latest round of research grants announced by the Australian Research Council (ARC). Fourteen projects received highly sought-after ARC grants. A number of different UWS studies have received funding to investigate the impact of climate change on everything from insects, to marine life, to corporate Australia. "The successful projects are in priority areas such as science, mathematics, engineering, economics and business, education, and public health. These are areas of vital importance not only to the Greater Western Sydney region but to the nation,” said Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Andrew Cheetham. UWS received, also, three out of the nine ARC Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development (DIRD) grants awarded nationally for 2010 - the most by any Australian university. These grants, worth $669,750, will address priority areas, including closing the education gap for Indigenous students and combating racism toward Indigenous youth in high schools.
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