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A world of discovery

Kendall Jenner, Physics and Astronomy

Driven by a wonder about how the universe works and how it evolves over time, Kendall, an Augustus Short Scholarship recipient, will graduate in 2022 with a Master in Philosophy (Physics & Astronomy).   

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Celebrating our benefactors at FESTUM

FESTUM speakers in Bonython Hall

At the bi-annual FESTUM on 11th September 2021, we celebrated the phenomenal impact made by Board of Benefactors members; philanthropists who have each pledged $25,000 or more to the University of Adelaide to support research, scholarships, and other priority areas of the University.

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Dr Duncan Memorial Scholarship Fund reaches target

Dr George Duncan

The tragic and suspect death of a newly appointed lecturer to the Adelaide Law School in May 1972 was the catalyst for gay law reform in South Australia and Australia. Dr George Duncan’s drowning in the Torrens shocked South Australia.

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PhD candidate receives emergency grant

Mother and daughter sit at laptop.

When the COVID-19 pandemic burdened Natalie* and her young family with extreme and unexpected financial stress, a Student Emergency grant was a lifeline during their time of need.

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Quiet achiever leaves a noble legacy

Barbara and Bill Hughes

William ‘Bill’ Hughes was a country boy, raised in Quorn in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. Born into a big family, he was very thankful to be one of the youngest, as it meant he could quietly be in the background where he could spend time reading and fostering his love of learning. 

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New scholarship to support agriculture and animal care

Agricultural science students with sheep

The Trustees for the Commonwealth Hill Trust are laying the foundation for tomorrow’s agriculturalists and veterinarians, with an undergraduate scholarship for students who are passionate about agricultural science, animal behaviour, veterinary bioscience and veterinary technology.

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Joining forces to fight type 1 diabetes

ENDIA Study participant sitting on grass

Thanks to philanthropic funding from JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, experts at the Robinson Research Institute have been collaborating with research institutions across the country to uncover environmental factors that contribute to type 1 diabetes.

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Possingham Family Legacy

Barbara and Maxwell Possingham

A new postgraduate top-up scholarship in environmental sustainability will honour Barbara and Max Possingham and promote vital research.

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Smoke tainted grape donation to revolutionise brandy

Simon Tolley Wines vineyard

Research into the use of smoke-tainted grapes in brandy production is an innovative project paving the way to sustainable, climate-resilient alcohol production.

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The gift of music

Student holding saxophone

Dr Pem Gerner OAM, architect, musician, teacher and author, recently gifted his collection of saxophones to the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

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