The Defence and Security Institute provides the primary point of contact for accessing the defence and security research and education capabilities of the University.
Headquartered at Lot 14, South Australia’s high-tech hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Institute ensures the university’s capabilities are relevant, readily identifiable and accessible.
The DSI stays abreast of the nation’s defence and security research needs, understands and guides the University’s broad defence and security capabilities, informs the development of educational programs for an evolving future workforce, manages and builds defence related partnerships, and works to ensure that administrative processes are appropriate and fit for purpose.
The DSI works closely with its key stakeholders to identify and facilitate long term strategic partnerships and transition research into product and practice. These partnerships help to achieve national security goals and the development of world leading capabilities and industry in South Australia.
DSI statistics 2021-2024
To play a key role in the development of Australian capabilities essential to our nation’s defence, security, and prosperity, working in partnership with industry and government.
The University of Adelaide remains committed to ensuring that it builds and maintains the research skills, infrastructure, commercialisation and knowledge transfer abilities required to continue contributing to the defence of our nation.