• 233 enrolled award students

  • 4,810 co-publications with collaborators in the region since 2020

  • 94 agreements with 72 partners

  • 4,298 alumni

  • 492 UoA students participated in a mobility experience

  • 322 staff born in the region

* Data as at December 2023


Collaboration in action

  • ANA Alliance

    University of Nottingham

    The Adelaide Nottingham Alliance (ANA) builds on years of collaboration in research and education between the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham. The Alliance sees the long-standing friendship between the two institutes develop into a strategic global partnership, deepening both institutions' commitment to work together to address the challenges shared by Australia, the UK and partners across the world.


    CROSSING Lab logo

    The University of Adelaide hosts the Australian-French International Research Laboratory (IRL) for Humans-Autonomous Agents Teaming (CROSSING), which is focused on developing new ways for humans to work with robots and autonomous systems.

    CROSSING is a partnership between the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the University of South Australia, IMT Atlantique, and Naval Group. It is one of only five industry-linked CNRS IRLs in the world, and the first of its kind in Australia.

    Research at the CROSSING Lab is focused on artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering, technology, human factors and psychology, and will directly contribute to the development of hi-tech industries such as space, manufacturing, and mining.

    Outcomes from this research could provide significant advances in the way operators use control systems on ships, maintenance platforms in industry, or services to assist within the home, and the way these systems are developed to assist and improve human performance to make work safer and more efficient.

  • Study Tour: Estonia


    The Digital Security Study Tour to Estonia is part of a collaborative research project between the University of Adelaide and the Tallin University of Technology (TalTech).

    During this tour, students participate in active cyber security exercises and meet with key government officials and leading cyber security research and development teams in the private sector in Estonia - a post-Soviet powerhouse in digital government and operational cyber security. Students also attend a Cyber Security Summer School organised through TalTech and have extensive opportunities to collaborate on research projects with Estonian colleagues.

  • Dassault Systèmes

    Dassault 2

    The University of Adelaide has developed a close partnership with French 3D experience company Dassault Systèmes (DS) to enhance the focus of its curriculum on digital technologies and support innovative collaboration in cutting-edge research and education. Dassault Systèmes’ South Australian regional centre is co-located on the University’s North Terrace campus, and is the first Dassault Systèmes’ office to be established at an Australian university. 

  • Joint PhD

    Dr Laurine Kaul

    The University of Adelaide has Joint PhD Programs in Europe with the University of Nottingham, UK, and the University of Freiburg (UFR), Germany. 

    Pharmacist Dr Laurine Kaul, recently graduated with a jointly-awarded PhD from the University of Adelaide and UFR in medical specialties and pharmaceutical technology.

    “As both universities offer different experiences during a PhD, the Joint PhD is the perfect opportunity to gain a variety of skills and knowledge. I learned how to write grants, was given many opportunities to win awards, build collaborations and do lab visits at the University of Adelaide, while I was involved in the teaching process, supervised undergraduate students, and developed industry connections at the University of Freiburg.

    “This Joint PhD has inspired me to continue my career in research and I have now started my own research group at the University of Freiburg. I only obtained this position because I did a Joint PhD and could show that I have international experience, previously established collaborations, and experience working in multiple research fields.”

  • Rewriting history

    Archaeological excavation

    An international research team, including scientists from the University of Adelaide, has found evidence of human occupation in Europe almost 10,000 years earlier than previously documented, a discovery that stands to rewrite modern human and Neanderthal histories on the continent.

  • Future biodiversity


    An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Adelaide and University of Copenhagen, has examined past warming events similar to those anticipated in the coming decades to better understand how species and ecosystems will cope. 

  • Improving IVF success

    Pregnant woman

    In a world-first, 3D holographic images of an embryo have been developed as part of a collaborative research project between the University of Adelaide and University of St Andrews. Optical technologies hold immense promise to unravel the metabolism and health of an embryo, with this gentle, non-invasive approach potentially leading to improved IVF success.

  • Treating blood cancer side effects

    Research labratory

    Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands have repurposed an arthritis drug to restrict the use of antibiotics in the treatment of side effects caused by blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.


Partner institutions

  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Paracelsus Private Medical University
  • KU Leuven
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Palacky University Olomouc
  • Aalborg University
  • Aarhus University
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Tallinn University of Technology
  • Arts and Crafts, Paris Tech
  • Bordeaux University
  • Central School of Lyon (Ecole Centrale de Lyon-ECL)
  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • Groupe Kedge Business School
  • IMT Atlantique
  • Lumiere University Lyon 2
  • National Institute of Advanced Technologies of Brittany – ENSTA Bretagne
  • Naval Group
  • Sciences Po
  • Superior Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-SUPAERO)
  • University of Grenoble
  • University of Strasbourg
  • EBS University of Economics and Law (former European Business School)
  • Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
  • Hochschule Geisenheim University
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • Muenster University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Munster)
  • Technical University of Munich
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Gottingen
  • University of Hamburg
  • University of Mannheim
  • University of Stuttgart
  • Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Bocconi University
  • Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Sardinia AeroSpace District
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Ca' Foscari, Venice
  • University of Roma Tor Vergata
  • University of Trento
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Agder
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Stavanger
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

  • University of Granada
  • University of Pompeu Fabra
  • University of Lausanne
  • World Trade Organisation
  • Bath Spa University
  • Cardiff University
  • James Hutton Institute (JHI)
  • King’s College London
  • Newcastle University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • University College London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex