With its main campus located in the centre of the city of Adelaide, the University extends across five campuses, where grand old buildings combine with modern research facilities.
The North Terrace Campus is the University’s main campus, and the site of many cutting-edge research facilities, including an advanced Proteomics Facility, a new high-performance supercomputer capable of six trillion calculations per second, the Regional Facility for Microscopy and Microanalysis, a Virtual Reality Centre and, in the near future, specialised laboratories to house Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing.
The North Terrace Campus hosts four of the University's five faculties and is adjacent to numerous other research-oriented organisations, including the SA Museum, Adelaide Zoo, the Botanic Gardens, a number of public hospitals, and the National Wine Centre, encouraging collaborative research.
8kms south of the city centre, the Waite campus is an integrated research and teaching precinct that has been presented as a model collocation of numerous agricultural research institutions.
Co-located organisations include the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA), the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), divisions of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), as well as the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics.
Roseworthy Campus is an internationally recognised centre for excellence in dryland agriculture, natural resource management and animal production. Its 1,600 hectare campus is situated 50kms north of Adelaide, and is home to the State Government’s Constellation in Animal Science.
Roseworthy is also the location for collaborative centres including several CRCs, the Pig and Poultry Production Institute (PPPI) and Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) is the largest cereal breeding company in Australia.
Construction of a new Veterinary Health Centres has recently opened to the public as part of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences located at Roseworthy. The 5,500 square metre building houses teaching and clinical areas including the Companion Animal Health Centre, a veterinary clinic and hospital, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), housing diagnostic pathology, as well as teaching laboratories and skills suites.
The campus, only 4kms from the city, hosts a number of its applied research activities in the areas of mechanical engineering, physical sciences, electronic engineering, chemical engineering and occupational health.
Commercial enterprises located there include businesses involved in materials engineering, biotechnology, environmental services, information technology, industrial design, laser/optics technology, health products, engineering services, radar systems and telecommunications.
The site is the location of the new 6m silica tower facility that extends the soft glass fibre research capability of the University of Adelaide fibre research into silica glasses. This creates opportunities for research work in high power lasers as well as enhancing the range of sensing research to the UV-visible spectrum.
The Singapore Ngee Ann - Adelaide Education Centre (NAAEC) is a joint venture between two of the oldest and most respected institutions in the Asia Pacific region: the Ngee Ann Kongsi and the University of Adelaide.
These partners aim to provide high quality educational facilities, combining undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs with applied executive and professional development courses taught by experienced consultants and professionals.