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We have two universities - let's give Lincoln a thread of it's own!

Kicking off with the new AgResearch Joint Facility











The Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility is a planned collaboration between Lincoln University and AgResearch. It will also provide accommodation for South Island DairyNZ staff, as a tenant of AgResearch. The Joint Facility is part of the Lincoln Hub concept which has been developed by five founding partners, AgResearch, Landcare Research, Plant & Food Research, Lincoln University and DairyNZ. It is envisaged that The Lincoln Hub will evolve to include a broad range of industry and research organisations with a commitment to land-based productivity and sustainability.

The Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility will focus on some of the most significant opportunities – and challenges – facing New Zealand’s primary industries. The overarching goal of Joint Facility is to accelerate the rate of economic development of the land-based sectors while improving their environmental performance. In doing so, the facility will become a world-class centre for education, research, technology transfer and adoption, and practice change. By supporting industry innovation, the Joint Facility will help build the capability needed for the primary sectors to achieve their potential for New Zealand.

A fully developed Lincoln Hub will be a thriving centre for academic, research, industry good and private sector business organisations to work collaboratively both with each other, and with other New Zealand stakeholders. To achieve this, the Joint Facility will be fully integrated into the strategies of the primary industries, and stimulate innovation and entrepreneurial endeavour by the private sector. It will also draw on and connect with other successful Hubs from across the country.

The Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility will deliver increased capability through a combination of new investment into Lincoln (initially by AgResearch Lincoln University) and by employing collaborative approaches to make better use of existing intellectual and physical resources. This will lead to more quality science outputs, and faster speed to market through more efficient research and knowledge transfer.

The wider Lincoln Hub will be created through joint investment in shared science and education facilities.

Source: Warren and Mahoney

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Two fundamental influences have driven the arrangement of Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility in Christchurch, New Zealand – the need for a highly adaptable space and the need for intensive social interaction.

The architects behind the design, Warren and Mahoney, in association with Woods Bagot, Boffa Miskell and Lab-works, have incorporated the viewpoints of Māori, farmers and a wide range of agricultural stakeholders to devise a single, unified masterplan. This will allow collaboration, world-class research and a shared identity to take place.

The building itself will be structurally cross braced to protect it from the frequent earthquakes suffered by the region. It will include flexible, informal learning zones to encourage shared learning, and interconnected areas for spontaneous interaction. Meeting spaces, offices and laboratories are designed to exist in close proximity, allowing staff to work anywhere in the facility with ease.

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AgResearch to build own research facility at Lincoln Uni after joint facility plans scrapped

Long held plans for a $206 million research facility at Lincoln University in Canterbury have been scrapped.

The university is heading back to the drawing board after a decision that AgResearch, its partner in the beleaguered project, will build its own facility on Lincoln's campus.

Lincoln University may then build a separate research centre, the feasibility of which its council will consider over the coming months.



Source: The Press
 
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