The University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus is a vibrant hub of undergraduate teaching, postgraduate training, research and clinical services.
With an international reputation for excellence in dryland agriculture, natural resource management and animal production, the campus is now the major centre for South Australia’s animal and veterinary science research.
Roseworthy campus is located on a 1600 ha property 50 kilometres north of Adelaide and includes a working farm on which students gain practical experience and training.
The Head of School and Dean of Roseworthy campus is Professor Rob Woodgate.
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Campus features and facilities
Research and teaching
- Laboratory facilities for research in biotechnology, molecular biology, microbiology, animal nutrition, meat quality and wool biology.
- Roseworthy Farm, a commercial farm providing examples of most aspects of farming practice, livestock husbandry and general land use.
- 1,671ha of land providing a practical training environment for students and a resource for research.
- Plant nursery and olive trial plantation.
- Aquatic reserve, ephemeral swamp and fauna park, offering students access to practical experience in handling and management of aquatic and terrestrial native fauna, ranging from micro-organisms to birds, native marsupials and reptiles.
- State-of-the-art pig and poultry research units.
- Australia's pre-eminent wheat breeding program, which seeks to provide high yielding, high quality, disease resistant wheats with wide adaptation for commercial production
- Modern facilities for laboratory, glasshouse and field-based studies including specialised equipment for crop and pasture agronomy.
- Modern domestic livestock research facility.
- Campus partners.
Students and staff facilities
- Accommodation - Roseworthy Residential College
- Campus security
- Catering and dining hall
- Recreational facilities including swimming pool, gym and playing fields
- Roseworthy College Chapel
- Roseworthy Library
- Student Hub
- Student Services Office
- Venue hire for conferences and recreational activities
University of Adelaide departments
- Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
- School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
- Veterinary Health Centres
- Research centres and facilities
- Roseworthy Residential College
Study at Roseworthy campus
Roseworthy campus is home to South Australia's only veterinary school and veterinary teaching hospital.
More than 700 students learn with internationally renowned academics who are at the forefront of research across diverse fields of animal and veterinary sciences.
Many of the best-known names in agriculture and wine are graduates from Roseworthy campus. While agriculture and viticulture and oenology degrees are now taught at Waite campus, the original connection and proud tradition live on through the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory.
Roseworthy Agricultural College
Australia's first agricultural college was established at Roseworthy in 1883. Since its establishment, the Australian agricultural industry has recognised Roseworthy Agricultural College as the premier teaching facility for the sector and close partnerships with industry and government research groups have always been a feature of Roseworthy's development.
In 1991, the Roseworthy Agricultural College joined forces with the University of Adelaide.
Roseworthy campus has made a long and invaluable contribution to the education and careers of local, state, national and international identities across a range of industries including agriculture and viticulture.