We believe strongly in equal opportunity for women, and have a long history of championing the rights of women in higher education.
In 1881 the University was the first Australian university to admit women to academic courses.
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As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, the University of Adelaide hosted the 2018 Diversifying Portraiture series, with the goal of upgrading the public spaces and symbolism associated with the University to promote a more diverse and inclusive environment.
The University produced a series of photographic posters including an image and biographical details of eminent women associated with public and academic life at the University.
The 2018 series was launched by Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Rathjen and Dr Barbara Kidman one of the women featured in the 2018 cohort at 2pm, 8th March 2018.