The campus welcomed more than 450 students starting programs in agriculture, animals, agribusiness and veterinary science, as part of orientation.
Ms Zahmel said there had been a strong interest in agriculture courses this year, which reflected the strong jobs market.
“There are currently three jobs in agriculture for each university graduate,” she said. “The increased interest in agriculture is very positive as there are promising career prospects in the agriculture industry with competitive salaries.”
There are several new programs including the Queensland Diploma in Agricultural Technologies and new majors in the Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and Bachelor of Plant and Soil Bioscience.
UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
- Master of Agribusiness
- Master of Agricultural Science