Our researchers are passionately invested in tackling the most pressing global challenges of our time.
You may wish to consider supporting a broad area of research, for example, cancer research – or there may be a specific research institute you want to support. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to align your gift with the area that resonates most strongly with you.
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’s and our 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 world 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.
There are six research institutes within the University, working on issues of local, national and global importance:
The Institute for Mineral & Energy Resources' (IMER) key fields of research are Earth Sciences, Energy Technology and Resource Engineering. This interdisciplinary research institute is addressing scientific, technological, environmental and social challenges.
The Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) brings together experimental physicists, chemists, material scientists, biologists, experimentally driven theoretical scientists and medical researchers to create new sensing and measurement technologies.
A gift to a faculty-based research fund is an impactful way to support the research priorities of the University. You are welcome to make a gift to:
The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS) is committed to delivering outstanding research that helps solve complex global problems and contributes to national priorities.
Research undertaken by the Faculty of Sciences in agriculture, food and wine; animal and and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences are focused on solving real-world problems and making our world a smarter, safer and more sustainable place.
For a discussion on how you can support a specific area of research undertaken within one of our five Faculties, please contact our Development Team on +61 8 8313 5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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For a discussion about how you can support our research, please contact our Development team on +61 8 8313 5800 or email@example.com.