Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance

A strategic partnership between world-leading research institutions.

The Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance (ANA) builds on years of collaboration in research and education between the University of Adelaide (UoA) and the University of Nottingham (UoN).

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.

The Alliance draws on the capabilities of each university and areas of shared expertise to increase research impact at local, regional and national levels, train the research leaders of tomorrow, and further opportunities for wider international collaborations.

Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance

Learn more about the Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance's key initiatives, and the outcomes, highlights and achievements of the Alliance so far.


Collaboration themes

With UoA and UoN’s world-leading strengths in food, sustainability, and health research, the Alliance will expand collaboration across the themes of Global Food Systems, Sustainable Futures, and Intelligent Health through research, mobility, and education activities.

Each theme draws on the unique research ecosystem resulting from the combined capabilities and infrastructure across the two universities. Theme leads engage colleagues and build relationships with industry and other stakeholders to identify and respond to opportunities that deepen the impact of our innovations in these areas.

Areas of collaboration

Joint PhD Program

The Joint PhD Program is open to prospective PhD students across all faculties at UoA and provides students with an opportunity to experience the research strengths of two globally leading research-intensive universities.

Learn more about the Joint PhD Program

ANA Alliance Symposium

The ANA Alliance Symposium is an annual event where students and staff hear from experts in Global Food Systems, Sustainable Futures and Intelligent Health, share research, and showcase their PhD work. The next symposium will be held at UoN in May 2024. 

Read more about the inaugural Alliance Symposium

ANA Partnership Seed Fund Program

The ANA Partnership Seed Fund Program aims to develop high-quality collaborations between UoA and UoN, and enhance research collaboration, education and student engagement between the two institutions.

Learn more about the Seed Fund Program

Student Mobility

UoA has a coursework student exchange program with UoN which enables students to undertake a semester (or year) abroad at UoN as part of their degree. Further opportunities for students to undertake a 2-4 week study program at UoN are being developed.

Learn more about the exchange program

Staff Exchange Program

The Professional Staff Exchange Program provides an opportunity for UoA staff to engage with UoN and share best practice and experience. An expression of interest for the next round will be announced in early 2024.

Enquire about the Staff Exchange Program