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Study at IPAS

Located right in the heart of Adelaide's CBD, the University of Adelaide is a great place to learn. It’s close to transport, fantastic cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation.

The Braggs Building
Henley Beach jetty The Braggs building

IPAS is headquartered in The Braggs, a state-of-the-art $100m purpose built facility containing a unique suite of research laboratories.

Facilities include glass development and processing, optical fibre fabrication, laser and device development, enviornmental luminescence, photonics sensor development, and synthetic surface, biochemistry and materials characterisation laboratories.

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.

Biology Chemistry Physics

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.

OProf Tanya Monrour PhD, Honours and Masters opportunities are state-of-the-art and guided by dedicated research scientists. These scientists are world leaders in their field. IPAS Director Prof Tanya Monro 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 others secure employment with industry partners, other research organisations, defence, or pursue careers in banking, patenting or management consultancy.

Why study at IPAS, The University of Adelaide?

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.

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

IPAS Student Committee

The IPAS student committee has been created to further strengthen the links between the various disciplines and ensure that the students have an active voice within IPAS. The members include students from chemistry, physics and biology and have regular fun events.


The City of Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia 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.

The city of Adelaide at night

IPAS Director Prof Tanya Monro and Chemistry student Ms Kelly Keeling

IPAS students enjoying an afternoon of food and wine at Middlebrook winery, McLaren Vale for the IPAS New Year Celebration

Adelaide offers a variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment for students


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