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More than 40 university students working in areas of strategic importance to South Australia have shared in over $600,000 of scholarship funding from the Playford Trust and its partners.

This year’s recipients range from first-year undergraduates to PhD researchers – and more than a third hail from regional areas.

The students were honoured at a special award ceremony hosted by the University of Adelaide at Scott Theatre on April 21. See the full list of recipients here.

“The talent is remarkable and the study areas diverse,” said the Trust’s Chair, former Premier Dean Brown. “They’re working in everything from lasers and photonics, aerospace and renewable energy to bushfire risk, artificial intelligence and traffic management technologies.

“If this group of 46 is any indication, we are in very good hands.”