The University works with government and industry on a range of initiatives that deliver positive outcomes for students, the business community and communities locally, nationally and globally.

Industry engagement

We welcome engagement in many ways including:

  • Consultation with us to help shape our program development, ensuring degrees are relevant and that our graduates possess the knowledge and personal attributes required.
  • Access to student talent and benefit from student internships and placements.
  • Access to research to solve problems and provide tailored solutions to the challenges you face.
  • Provide professional development for your staff.

For more information on engaging with us, please contact Grega Vrettis, Industry Relations Officer.

Government engagement

We engage with the Federal Government on our core research and teaching activities, the State Government across a wide range of issues, as well as with local government in the communities that we serve.

By partnering with government, we increase the impact that our students, graduates and research make.  For more information on partnering with us, please contact Rachael West, Government Relations Officer.

Latest news

Joint research partnership set to grow primary industries in South Australia

The University of Adelaide and the State Government have officially launched a significant partnership between the University and Primary Industries and Regions SA's research division, the South Australian Research and Development Institute. 

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Roseworthy Campus Solar Project

SA Minister for Energy and Mining Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan helped break ground on a new solar panel farm at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Campus. The 1.2 MW solar panel farm will be integrated with a 420kw/1200kWh battery and microgrid and will supply over 40% of the campus' energy requirements.

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National Student Volunteer Week

Every year more than 1200 student volunteers contribute 28,000 hours of their time and skills for the University community. This year during National Student Volunteer Week we celebrated and thanked them for their efforts with a special afternoon tea with The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor. 

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Poor housing leaves its mark on our mental health for years to come

Researchers at the University's Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research are part of a team researching how housing disadvantage is increasing mental health burden. A recent systematic review of the evidence showed housing disadvantage is harmful for mental health and its effects remain well after housing situations are improved. 

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