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Why Study at IPAS

IPAS is one of five world-leading institutes at The University of Adelaide. The institutes are central to the University's strategy of supporting its recognised areas of research excellence and growing capacity within these fields.

The University of Adelaide is one of the top universities in South Australia and a member of the Group of Eight - Australia's best universities. We offer:

  • Brand new dedicated facilities
  • Opportunity for travel to international conferences
  • Regular international speakers
  • Exciting personal research projects
  • Extensive industry links
  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Excellent networking opportunities and events.

We work in partnership with government and industry on projects aimed at delivering real-world outcomes. Research is constantly monitored and is delivered by world class academics and industry experts.

Our PhD, Honours and Masters opportunities are state-of-the-art and guided by dedicated research scientists that are world leaders in their field. IPAS Director Prof Andre Luiten is a globally recognised award-winning scientist who mentors a number of students. IPAS has a great track record of starting scientists off in their careers.

Many of our graduates go on to postdoctural roles at The University of Adelaide after graduation, while others secure employment with industry partners, other research organisations, defence, or pursue careers in banking, patenting or management consultancy.

Please have a look at our currently available PhD and Undergraduate opportunities.

The City of Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia Link to external website is a sophisticated, modern and affordable place to live, work and study. The capital city of Adelaide has all the hallmarks of a major urban centre with modern and classical architecture, a bustling retail hub and a multi-cultural population.

Adelaide is 25% cheaper to live in compared to Melbourne and 24% more affordable than Sydney. Adelaide is 11% cheaper to live in compared to Perth and 10% more affordable than Brisbane. Accommodation (shared or single) is between $115-$250/wk. If you haven't visited Adelaide before, then pay us a visit to see for yourself what a great place it is to live and work.

The city has wide streets and central squares ringed by 900 hectares of lush parklands.

In every sense this layout sets the scene for modern-day life in Adelaide. Traffic is rarely congested, people are relaxed and friendly, the air is clean and the public transport system can take you to the city’s white, sandy beaches, or the wine region in the Adelaide Hills within half an hour.

Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing

North Terrace Campus
The Braggs Building
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005


T: +61 8 8313 9254

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