Culture and Values


The University is honest and open in its dealings and holds itself and others accountable to the highest standards of integrity.


At Adelaide we treat individuals and groups with respect and dignity. Justice and individual rights are respected without prejudice. We’re strongly committed to equal opportunity in everything we do.


The University of Adelaide is fair, objective and unbiased in its approach to teaching, research, business and administration. Freedom of expression is uncompromisingly protected, and different views are heard with civility.


The University is dedicated to the intellectual quest; encouraging and supporting free-thinking and free-investigation in the pursuit of knowledge.


The University adopts, implements and celebrates best practice while pursuing excellence. Staff are developed to be leaders in their field to ensure the University remains an institution of international distinction for the community of South Australia.