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Ensuring students can learn from the world’s best academics

Warren Hicks with his dog Jack

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

Stephanie Thomson

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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Making University possible for students despite financial difficulty

Dr Terry Farquharson and Kaviya Kalyanasundaram

When Kaviya’s dad unexpectedly had to move overseas to look after an ill family member, she knew that money would be tight with her mum only able to work part-time.

The Terry Farquharson Medical Scholarship was the lifeline she needed to study at the University of Adelaide, and become a doctor.

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Gift secures international Professorship

Dr Paul Kwok Lee Impact of Giving benefactor Milton Sims Visiting Professorship Orthodontic

Thanks to an incredibly generous bequest from alumnus Dr Paul Kwok Lee, the continuity of Milton Sims Visiting Professorship is assured.

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A lasting legacy: scholarships to support public health research

Ian Wilson Liberal research scholarship recipients with Mary Wilson, from left: Julie Morgan, Kaitlin Harkess and Ashlee Borgkvist

For PhD student Julie Morgan, the support of the Ian Wilson Liberal Research Scholarship is more than just financial – it’s a source of contemplation and energy.

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Taplin Indigenous Bursary

Aboriginal staff and students at the University of Adelaide will have the opportunity to travel overseas to learn about indigenous research and teaching projects in other countries, thanks to the generosity of former Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Emeritus Professor John Taplin.

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Natasha’s gift of education

Quality education for everyone – no matter what their background – has been a key motivator for Natasha Stott Despoja AM for as long as she can remember.

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University Medical Orchestra prescribes philanthropy

Adelaide University Medical Orchestra's Thomas Johns and Michael Riceman

The Adelaide University Medical Orchestra (AUMO) was always going to be exceptional.

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Our crowd steps up for families in Rajasthan

Photo of a young boy drinking water in the deserts of Rajasthan

The University of Adelaide entered the dynamic world of crowdfunding in 2017. Thanks to the generous response of our University community, more than 1,000 families in India’s north-west will have the capacity to maintain a reliable supply of life-sustaining pure drinking water.

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