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Why Study at IPAS

IPAS is one of five world-leading institutes at The University of Adelaide. The institutes are central to the University's strategy of supporting its recognised areas of research excellence and growing capacity within these fields.

The University of Adelaide is one of the top universities in South Australia and a member of the Group of Eight - Australia's best universities. We offer:

  • brand new dedicated facilities
  • opportunity for travel to international conferences
  • regular international speakers
  • exciting personal research projects
  • extensive industry links
  • excellent employment prospects
  • excellent networking opportunities and events.

Please have a look at our currently available PhD and Undergraduate opportunities.

The City of Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia Link to external website is a sophisticated, modern and affordable place to live, work and study. The capital city of Adelaide has all the hallmarks of a major urban centre with modern and classical architecture, a bustling retail hub and a multi-cultural population.

Adelaide is 25% cheaper to live in compared to Melbourne and 24% more affordable than Sydney. Adelaide is 11% cheaper to live in compared to Perth and 10% more affordable than Brisbane. Accommodation (shared or single) is between $115-$250/wk. If you haven't visited Adelaide before, then pay us a visit to see for yourself what a great place it is to live and work.

The city has wide streets and central squares ringed by 900 hectares of lush parklands.

In every sense this layout sets the scene for modern-day life in Adelaide. Traffic is rarely congested, people are relaxed and friendly, the air is clean and the public transport system can take you to the city’s white, sandy beaches, or the wine region in the Adelaide Hills within half an hour.

Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing

North Terrace Campus
The Braggs Building
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


T: +61 8 8313 0589 
F: +61 8 8313 4380

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