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Vice Chancellor Warren Bebbington, SA Premier Jay Weatherill, Professor-elect Julia Gillard and University of SA VC David Lloyd

Julia Gillard was Prime Minister until 27 June, 2013.

Gillard announces $100m for new cancer centre and medical school for Adelaide to revitalise West End

The University of Adelaide will get a new medical school while the University of South Australia will have a new Centre for Cancer Biology thanks to $100 million in Federal Government grants announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Adelaide today.

Construction on both will start next year.

The medical school will open in 2016 and the cancer centre in 2017.

The two new buildings will be built next to the $200 million SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) which is now under construction, on land donated by the State Government.

Ms Gillard said the funding was an investment which would attract top researchers to Adelaide.

"This will be the biggest precinct of its type in the Southern Hemisphere," she said.

Premier Jay Weatherill said the precinct would "attract the best and brightest to be part of the South Australian story."