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Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is Australia's third oldest university. Over its history, the University has been a leader of social reform and responsible for many 'firsts' including being the first university in Australia, and only the second in the world, to admit women to academic courses.

To date, the University has produced over 100 Rhodes Scholars including Australia's first Indigenous recipient, and has five Nobel Laureates among its alumni community.