Latest news

Search news stories

Enter a keyword to search news.

National success for industry-linked ARC grants

Goodman cres

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry. The research will have a positive impact on diverse areas such as defence, food production and protecting the environment.

[Read more about National success for industry-linked ARC grants]

Artificial intelligence revolution offers benefits and challenges

Manufacturing

Australia could once again have a globally competitive manufacturing sector by using automation driven by artificial intelligence (AI). That’s the view of University of Adelaide researchers who are aiming to play a major role in the development of AI which is poised to reshape the global economy, bringing challenges and opportunities.

[Read more about Artificial intelligence revolution offers benefits and challenges]

New evidence in search for the mysterious Denisovans

Replica Homo erectus skull from Java - supplied by Trustees of Natural History Museum

An international group of researchers led by the University of Adelaide has conducted a comprehensive genetic analysis and found no evidence of interbreeding between modern humans and the ancient humans known from fossil records in Island Southeast Asia. They did find further DNA evidence of our mysterious ancient cousins, the Denisovans, which could mean there are major discoveries to come in the region.

[Read more about New evidence in search for the mysterious Denisovans ]

Why our rivers are running drier

Image of drought impacted Lake Keepit in regional NSW

An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally, with major implications for Australia.

[Read more about Why our rivers are running drier]

Wine consumption patterns relatively stable under COVID

Wine glasses

Wine consumers have reported that their consumption hasn’t changed much despite the stresses of lockdown. The results from a survey by a team of experts led by the University of Adelaide show patterns of wine consumption that also indicate a trend towards buying wine direct from producers.

[Read more about Wine consumption patterns relatively stable under COVID]

Green space or light at night – how do we improve health?

Green city

There is a growing body of evidence that exposure to green space is good for our health but a new study from the University of Adelaide has found that this may equally be due to how much light we are exposed to at night.

[Read more about Green space or light at night – how do we improve health?]

Statement from the University of Adelaide: Waite campus and Gatehouse

Waite Gatehouse

The University of Adelaide is pleased that the State Government has decided to take responsibility for relocating the Gatehouse.

[Read more about Statement from the University of Adelaide: Waite campus and Gatehouse]

Water market price rise myth-busting

Hume Dam (formally Hume Weir) is the main supply storage and one of the two major headwater storages for the River Murray system.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have tested claims of water hoarding and speculative behaviour in Murray-Darling Basin water markets and found no evidence of hoarding, or a clear source of speculative behaviour, driving water price rises.

[Read more about Water market price rise myth-busting]

Lifetime of mathematical achievement recognised

Professor Mathai Varghese FAA

The University of Adelaide’s Professor Mathai Varghese FAA has been awarded the prestigious Hannan Medal by the Australian Academy of Science for his career-long outstanding contributions in the field of geometric analysis.

[Read more about Lifetime of mathematical achievement recognised]

Critical mass of talent and expertise

Professor Carl Spandler (right) and Professor Nigel Cook

Ongoing and secure supply of critical minerals is essential to the transition to a high-tech and clean energy world.

[Read more about Critical mass of talent and expertise ]

RSS News Feed