Within weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia, and the subsequent restrictions immediately affecting study and employment, the University received countless emails from students who did not know how they were going to continue to study and afford basic living and housing expenses.
Thanks to a generous donation from Mr Ian Wall AM (BE 1955) and Mrs Pamela Wall OAM, the University of Adelaide is playing a major role in the investigation into COVID-19 immunity and an international vaccine study.
Research into Alzheimer’s disease, one of the leading causes of disability and death in Australians aged 65 years or older, has achieved an important breakthrough thanks to University of Adelaide researchers – and long-term donors, the Carthew Foundation.
Donald Alexander AM (B E (Civil) 1951), who died in 2015, was a leader in water engineering in South Australia for four decades. He led the Engineering and Water Supply Department; served as the Murray Darling Basin Commissioner; worked as Director of the Lands Department; and Chaired the State Capital Works Committee. Don had a strong belief that education had the power to solve society’s problems.
In a relationship which has spanned nearly six decades, funding from the NeuroSurgical Research Foundation (NRF) has been instrumental to the University delivering significant research findings and improving health outcomes and quality of life for thousands of people.
Each year the cost of required textbooks can be prohibitive for students experiencing financial hardship.