(AUSTRALIA)

The University of Queensland (UQ) has opened a new $1 million Food Science Innovation Precinct at its St Lucia campus.

It will  focus on a range of projects – including the development of 3D printed fruits – and will further build on UQ’s global reputation as a research powerhouse of food innovation.

“UQ has the largest university food research capability in Australia and ranks at number seven in the world for agriculture research,” Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Watson told UQ News.

“The Food Science Innovation Precinct is the icing on the cake. It will give students access to world-class training, innovations and facilities, and will ultimately help food companies create more innovative products.”