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A mountainous mystery uncovered in SA’s pink sands

Deposits of deep-pink sand washing up on South Australian shores shed new light on when the Australian tectonic plate began to subduct beneath the Pacific plate, as well as the presence of previously unknown ancient Antarctic mountains.

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Australians living longer, but in need of more support

A study of pre-Covid-19 health data found Australians over 70 were living longer, but their impact on the healthcare industry is increasing, according to research by the University of Adelaide.

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University of Adelaide community members honoured

More than 20 members of the University of Adelaide community have been awarded King’s Birthday honours, recognising exceptional contributions to their fields of expertise.

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Exploring cyber data collection

Cyber data collection will be the focus of this month’s University of Adelaide Research Tuesday event, featuring criminology experts Dr Russell Brewer, Dr Katie Logos and internationally recognised legal expert Dr Colette Langos.

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Timing key for type 2 diabetes drug performance

Researchers from the University of Adelaide could be closer to discovering a better way to use metformin, a common type 2 diabetes medication.

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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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May

Scenes from the South

Scenes from the South asks questions about country and coastlines, streets and seascapes, migration and navigation. It also travels to another significant site in the history of maritime travel and trade, with the companion exhibition, Zanzibar Views. Friday 17 May to Sunday 16 June, 10 am to 5 pm. Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide. 

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Jun

Festival of Learning and Teaching

This half day event includes discussions and presentations on the theme of Meaningful approaches to learning and teaching in the age of AI. Join in-person at the Flentje Lecture Theatre on the North Terrace campus from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm, or livestream the plenary from 9.30-10.45 am. Program and registration details are available online.

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Lumen

The pursuit eternal

Pioneering research in plant breeding, alternative proteins, and transformative technologies keeps the Waite at the cutting edge in its constant pursuit of the next big thing.

Harvesting knowledge

Harvest is a crucial part of every winemaker and viticulturist’s year. Meet the team of staff and students who tackled the 2024 vintage at Waite.

When wine came to Waite

Many a successful winemaker made their way through Roseworthy Agricultural College before it merged with the University of Adelaide in 1991. The move saw South Australian teaching and research in oenology and viticulture transferred to the University’s Waite campus, which has since become a global icon of winemaking.

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.

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