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For almost 145 years, our generous community of supporters has provided crucial funding to our students, researchers, research programs and capital projects. To them we say thank you!

Founded with a gift from Sir Walter Watson Hughes, the University of Adelaide has a proud history of philanthropy that continues to this day. As a research-intensive University and South Australia's only Go8 member, we pride ourselves on preparing our students to become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. Our research tackles the greatest challenges of our time to deliver meaningful benefits to our local, national and global communities.

Your support plays a vital role in our research programs' sustainability, and offers students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to step into a tertiary education they would not otherwise be able to access. 

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Funding critical library resources

This year’s Barr Smith appeal raised enough funds to secure access to two new and invaluable collections – the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall and Migration to New Worlds. These collections will benefit students, like Master of Music student Andrew Groch, and researchers across numerous disciplines.

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Supporting high-performing students in need

Augustus Short Scholarships support high-performing students who come from rural or remote areas, face financial hardship or another disadvantage. Thanks to the generosity of more than 330 donors, enough money has been raised in 2019 to offer an additional scholarship in perpetuity.

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Ensuring students can learn from the world’s best academics

Warren studied a Bachelor of Sciences at the University of Adelaide and, for a period, worked as a cadet in the University’s Physiology Department, before going on to enjoy a successful career as chief
chemist at an oil refinery.

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How gifts in Wills transform students' lives

Thanks to the LF & D Denholm Scholarship, Stephanie was able to undertake research vital to her PhD thesis (women’s religious patronage in Reformation England), in the United Kingdom, and gain access to leading academics.

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