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Our researchers are passionately tackling the most pressing global challenges of our time.

Maternal and child health

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To give all children a healthy start in life, renowned researchers in human reproduction, pregnancy and child health come together at the Robinson Research Institute.

Sustainable agriculture and wine

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To secure a sustainable future for agriculture, the Waite Research Institute creates high-quality, nutritious and climate resilient products. The Institute supports collaboration between Waite Campus partners, to drive research and innovation that benefits Australia's food and wine industries.


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Our Environment Institute delivers outstanding research across environmental sciences. Water and climate scientists work together on biodiversity, marine, landscape and genetics research.

Modern energy systems

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The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers to address new frontiers of space, renewable energies, food securities and new mineral exploration technologies

Transformational technology

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Bringing together scientists and medical researchers, our Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) is creating excellence in new sensing and measurement technologies.

Social justice and policy

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To address key policy issues in a multi-disciplinary and multi-method manner, the Stretton Institute brings together researchers and experts from across the University. The Institute stimulates ideas and innovation, and evaluates programs and policy, with a focus on social justice.

Machine learning

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With expertise in artificial intelligence, computer vision and deep learning, the Australian Institute of Machine Learning (AIML) conducts globally competitive research. AIML collaborates with world-leading companies to develop high-tech products and solutions in areas including robotic vision, 3D modelling, surveillance and medical diagnostics.

Medical research

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To improve health care in Australia and internationally, the University of Adelaide drives game changing medical research. Cancer, neuroscience, indigenous health and heart health are amongst our key areas of research. 

  • Why support our research?

    We take great pride in being South Australia's premier research-intensive University.

    Our research underpins innovation across a range of industries critical to our state and community’s future, and in areas that translate to substantial benefits for society. When you give to our research programs, you are having a direct impact on the health, wellbeing, sustainability and prosperity of our local and global communities.

    To measure research quality, universities around the country use the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings. We are proud to share with you that in the most recent ERA ranking, 100% of our assessed research sub-fields were evaluated as being "at or above world standard", including research in engineering, mathematics, science, medical and health sciences, agricultural sciences, artificial intelligence and the arts.

    Support cutting edge research