We are very proud and humbled to share that Ironwood Institute has been highlighted for a second consecutive year, as a success story in the Government of South Australia’s Annual Investment and Trade statement 2018.
With the support of The Department of State Development (DSD), Ironwood continues to bear fruit with the growing network of industry, academia and government agreements seeing South Australia expertise in agribusiness education being recognised.
Special thanks to Honourable Minister Zoe Bettison, Honourable Minister Martin Hamilton Smith, DSD, Study Adelaide, ACPET, the Adelaide City Council, and the Primary Industries Skills Council for their kind support.
With the support of the South Australian Government in 2016 and 2017, Ironwood Institute has developed a unique series of partnerships and collaborations with overseas Agricultural institutions in Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Bhutan to promote the study of agribusiness in South Australia.
South Australia’s clean and green reputation complimented by reputation for quality international educational experience is now being recognised across the world with strong interest being recorded from many overseas education institutions to work with Ironwood.
As the agri-food industry is increasingly moving into advanced food production technologies, students are looking to South Australia as a preferred education destination where they can learn how to work in these new generation farms. Part of this recognition is that there is a shift taking place globally that requires different skill sets. This shift is creating a new generation of global agribusiness managers whose roles will be much more aligned with the entire value chain. Therefore, Ironwood’s Agribusiness Management programs are a direct response to these changes in the industry.
Ironwood Institute signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with educational institutions in Indonesia during the April 2017 Ministerial led Business Mission to Indonesia. These included MoU’s with two major Universities, the Agriculture University Bogor West Java and The Institute Governance of Home Affairs Indonesia (IPDN).
In addition, five MoUs were signed with educational institutions in India and Bhutan during the Ministerial led Business Mission to India in November 2017.
The core intent of these MoUs is to extend collaboration in training, education & research in the agribusiness sector and to offer streamlined pathways to further education through Ironwood Institute and its partner Australian Universities.
We look forward to work with our partners for healthy and prosperous relationships.
You can see the story from the statement p. 38: SEE ARTICLE HERE