The University of Adelaide draws strength from its founding values as it fulfils its future research and teaching aspirations.
The University is an international institution that distinctively embraces the ideal of the research university, where the excitement, vitality and passion of the search for new knowledge is one in which all students participate; as an enlightened and tolerant community where able students can find support, whatever their background or circumstances; and as a place where the Kaurna people, original custodians of the land on which the campuses now rest, are acknowledged and their culture respected.
Our distinctive features
- A student body of democratic breadth
- A staff of international distinction
- A spirit of freedom to investigate new fields
- A sense of importance to the community
- A goal to prepare educated leaders.
The University of Adelaide commits to a distinctive approach that recaptures the ideal of the research university, and seeks an internationally-focused staff and a tolerant, progressive student mix, which will prepare students for global citizenship in an increasingly borderless world. It will be a university true to its historical roots, yet passionately committed to its role in producing graduates designed to play leading parts in the Asian Century.