University Profile

We have an international reputation for world-leading research, education excellence and progressive thinking. The University of Adelaide is proudly ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide and a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s foremost research intensive universities.

We recognise exceptional people as one of our greatest assets. Adelaide has over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first indigenous recipient, and five Nobel Laureates among its distinguished alumni. We attract academic staff who are global leaders in their field, and our 27,000 students from more than 90 countries are some of the best and brightest in the world.

The University of Adelaide's Chancellor's robe

History

Find out about our history of 'firsts' and how we built our reputation for excellence.

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Mission & focus

Mission & focus

Find out more about our mission, our distinctive features and our three primary areas of focus.

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Adelaide CBD

The City of Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and is consistently voted one of the world’s most liveable and affordable cities.

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Sir Howard Walter Florey

Awards & achievements

The University boasts a number of Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, recognised alumni and award winners.

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Kaurna acknowledgement

Kaurna acknowledgement

The University acknowledges that the Kaurna people are the original custodians of the Adelaide Plains and the land on which the University's campuses are built.

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