Relevance and quality are the ongoing drivers of the University of Adelaide’s research initiatives, aimed at delivering real results which contribute to Australia’s social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing.
The Plant Accelerator
Construction of the $30M 'super greenhouse' known as the Plant Accelerator, is now complete. Watch this episode of ABC's Catalyst to see why the cutting edge plant research being conducted here is set to change our country's agriculture and bio-plant industries.
More information at Building Life Impact
Reproductive Health Developments
Instigation of Australia’s first donor sperm program and sperm bank (3rd in the world) which later resulted in the birth of the world’s 6th IVF baby.
More information at the Robinson Institute
New Energy Solutions
Establishment of the South Australian Centre of Excellence for Geothermal Research for research power systems that provide an economically and environmentally viable delivery of geothermal energy.
More information at the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resource
Development of new wheat, barley, triticale and faba bean varieties at the Waite and Roseworthy campuses, which have improved production qualities and drought resistance, and have contributed to billions of dollars worth of harvested production.
More information at the School of Agricultre Food & Wine
Large-Scale Research Income
The award of numerous large-scale research program grants, including $2M for a study into intergenerational health among women, and over $1M for research into climate change vulnerability and adaptation options for South Australian landscapes.
Defence & Security
Creation of the artificially intelligent security system used to monitor the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Our researchers are developing revolutionary new environmental genomics approaches for the rapid assessment of genetic biodiversity across a range of industries and settings.