Africa & The Middle East

  • 444 enrolled award students

  • 1,171 co-publications with collaborators in the region since 2020

  • 10 agreements with 11 partners

  • 3,124 alumni

  • 93 UoA students participated in a mobility experience

  • 72 staff born in the region

* Data as at December 2023


Collaboration in action

  • WHO malaria update


    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated recommendations for malaria-preventing mosquito nets based on new research from the University of Adelaide. Mosquito nets treated with pyrethroid insecticides have been distributed into malaria-prone regions since 2005, but some mosquito populations have developed a resistance to the substance. Dr Timothy Barker, from the JBI GRADE Centre at the University of Adelaide, led a team which proved the effectiveness of a combination of insecticides to treat malaria-preventing mosquito nets.

    “To directly contribute to a recommendation that will prevent people from developing malaria, and subsequently reducing the number of people that may unfortunately die due to this terrible disease is something that I am extremely proud of. To do this work on behalf of the University, using the resources and skills that I have developed as both a student and researcher of this institution, I believe is a testament to the international impact that our University can provide,” said Dr Barker.

  • Global partnership seed funding

    Virtual reading group

    The University of Adelaide’s Global Partnership Seed Funding Program provides opportunities for University staff and researchers to foster international collaboration and activate engagement with partners. One of the successful applications in 2023 was an initiative with Stellenbosch University, which aims to foster postgraduate student research in the literary humanities and enhance capacity building across the South. Planned activities include virtual reading groups and HDR workshops to be held on-site at both universities.   

  • Study tour: South Africa


    The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences’ study tour to South Africa provides students with an opportunity to learn about conservation issues, as well as biosecurity, ecosystem management and veterinary diseases exotic to Australia. Students assist with various tasks during the tour, such as capturing wildlife, conducting health checks on wildlife and domestic animals, and providing veterinary support for specific projects, and also help raise funds to support the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s conservation programs.


Partner institutions  

  • University of Botswana
  • Kuwait Cultural Office (KCO) - Australia
  • Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water & Forests, Morocco
  • Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
  • Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
  • National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM)
  • OCP S.A.
  • Consulate General of the Sultanate of Oman
  • Oman Medical Specialty Board
  • Aramco Far East (Beijing) Business Services Co., Ltd
  • Stellenbosch University