The Australian Maritime College furthered its commitment to the growth of research within the University of Tasmania with the official opening of its Research Higher Degree (RHD) Hub by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Paddy Nixon.
The Hub, which used to house the AMC library, has been redesigned to provide space and facilities for RHD candidates from a variety of schools across the northern campus of the university.
Acting Principal Professor Neil Bose said that as well as providing space for the AMC’s burgeoning Research Higher Degree candidate numbers, the Hub could also be an ideal way to encourage cross-discipline research on campus.
“At AMC we understand the importance of a thriving research culture. We aim to more than double our RHD candidate numbers by 2015 and have invested money into a scholarship program that is specifically design to encourage new students,’’ Prof Bose said.
The launch program also showcased a small cross section of AMC’s research capacity with six short research presentations by RHD candidates on topics ranging from fish skin disease to the slamming behaviour of high-speed catamarans.
Image: RHD candidate Jalal Rafie Shahraki.