Environment and Sustainability

The University of Adelaide prepares the next generation of environmental and sustainability professionals to become environmental advocates, committed to building a sustainable future.

As populations expand and humanity demands more of our natural resources, professionals are needed to develop solutions that increase the sustainability of human activities, tackle climate change and secure the future of water and energy supplies.

Together, with our co-located research and industry partners, we lead internationally significant environmental research that deepens our understanding of the planet. Our graduates go on to play a vital role in discovering and designing new solutions to global environmental problems.

  • Top 75 world ranking for earth and environmental sciences*
  • Ranked #31 in the world for water resources engineering**
  • Ranked #1 in South Australia for graduate careers in environmental studies^

* QS World University Rankings 2021 in Earth and Marine Sciences
** Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), 2021
^ Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016

Extended field trips into both marine and freshwater environments allowed me to obtain invaluable hands-on experience gathering and analysing real-life data and understanding how to conduct rigorous experiments in the field
  • Learn in a supportive environment, with a five-star rating for teaching quality*
  • Home to the Environment Institute and Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources
  • Jobs in STEM are growing twice as fast as other occupations**

* Good Universities Guide, 2022
** DESE, 2020


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