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University of Adelaide scores highly in subject rankings

The University of Adelaide has retained its position among the world’s top universities, with the release of the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Scientists seek your soil for century-chemical study

University of Adelaide researchers are calling on South Australian citizen scientists to donate soil samples from their backyard gardens for a study examining how widely spread per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are in our home gardens.

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Act of Treason agave spirit is research you can drink

Tequila fans curious about what an Australian version of the famous drink tastes like can now purchase the Act of Treason agave spirit, which incorporates University of Adelaide research.

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Exploring the lasting effects of concussion

The latest Research Tuesdays event, Concussion: lasting impact, will share recent findings around the long-term effects of head injuries. 

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University aboard NASA’s search for lunar volatiles

NASA has announced the selection of three new lunar surface science experiments as part of its Artemis III mission, including the Lunar Dielectric Analyzer, which will search for lunar ice and other volatiles with input from the University of Adelaide’s Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources (ATCSR).

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News in brief

Rainy day ice age in the global south

An international study of the mineral deposits in stalactites in South Australia’s Naracoorte Caves, has shed new light on climate conditions in the Southern Hemisphere during ice ages.

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University’s Quartet in Residence dazzles in Amsterdam

The Australian String Quartet is taking to the stage across Europe this month with its first performance at the International String Quartet Biennale in Amsterdam this week.

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Women innovators helping to change the world

University of Adelaide women researchers have been recognised for their outstanding work at this year’s Women in Innovation Awards.

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Events

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AU Sport School Holiday Program

Bookings are open for the Adelaide University Sport Autumn School Holiday Program for kids aged from 5 to 11. From martial arts to tennis, cricket, soccer, athletics and more, there is a range of sports and activities to keep your children engaged and having fun. The program is designed to develop gross motor skills in a safe, social environment with qualified coaches and staff. It's the perfect boredom buster, energy burner, and friendship builder for these upcoming school holidays. Register

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150th Celebration - Malaysia

Join us as we reflect on the people, the discoveries, and the achievements that have shaped our institution and have delivered positive impact within our community and around the world over the last 150 years. Monday 15 April, 6–8 pm. Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. Register.

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Lumen

A year of celebrations

The celebrations for our 150th have already begun – the party has officially started.

World News - Autumn 2024

We invited some of this community to be our special “foreign correspondents” - to give a brief insight into their lives, careers and success around the world.

Letters to the editor

We invited readers of our Spring/Summer issue of Lumen to tell us how studying at the University of Adelaide helped change their lives – what impact we had on their history.

Onnie Chan

Education has always played a significant role in my life, thanks to my mother’s influence. Now, I am turning a new page because of my studies at the University of Adelaide.

Based on a true story

From Braveheart (1995) to Pearl Harbor (2001) to Netflix’s The Crown and SBS’s Versailles, films and television series have long been regarded as unreliable documents to history.

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