Latin America & The Caribbean

Machu Picchu
  • 95 enrolled award students

  • 555 co-publications with collaborators in the region since 2020

  • 10 agreements with 7 partners

  • 533 alumni

  • 5 UoA students participated in a mobility experience

  • 41 staff born in the region

* Data as at December 2023


Collaboration in action

  • Wine graduate success

    University of Adelaide Waite campus

    University of Adelaide alumni, Mauricio Ruiz Canto (Mexico) and Ben Caldwell (Australia), met while studying viticulture and oenology at the University of Adelaide. Since graduating, the two friends have now started their own wine label, Juguette, which has become one of the most well-known Australian wine brands in Mexico. Juguette is also Australia’s largest exporter of wine to Mexico by value.

  • Andes civilisations

    Machu Picchu

    An international team of researchers has completed the first large-scale study of DNA belonging to ancient humans of the central Andes in South America.

    Associate Professor Bastien Llamas, from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, was part of the research team.

    “We hope this more detailed genetic picture of populations of the central Andean Highlands will allow archaeologists to ask new questions about the history of the region and will lead to further cultural learnings and strengthen collaboration with local communities,” he said.

  • Student profile: Jessica Bohorquez

    Jessica Bohorquez 1

    In 2020, Jessica Bohorquez was Highly Commended in the Academic Excellence: Postgraduate (Research) category of StudyAdelaide’s International Student Awards.

    Jessica completed her Masters in Engineering in Colombia before completing her PhD at the University of Adelaide. Jessica has excelled in her research, publishing three journal papers (including one in the top 10 most-read articles of the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management) and receiving the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence in 2021. Her research has also led to the University applying for multiple patents based on her methodologies.

    During her studies at the University, Jessica competed and won the 2019 Three Minute Thesis competition, beating researchers from more than 50 universities across the Asia-Pacific region.  

  • Pierre Auger Observatory


    The Pierre Auger Observatory in western Argentina is dedicated to observing the highest energy particles in the universe – cosmic rays.

    The Auger collaboration is composed of over 400 scientists from 15 countries. The University of Adelaide is a founding member of the collaboration, and hosted the first design workshop for the Observatory in 1993. Today, University of Adelaide scientists hold key positions in the collaboration, including leadership roles in the mass composition and analysis foundation tasks.

    University of Adelaide staff and students also work on developing hardware and software to assist with data analysis and infra-red monitoring of clouds, and take part in observing runs and interpreting results. 


Partner institutions

  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Chilean Ministry of Education
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • University of Chile
  • University of the Andes