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Tropical and desert grasses may migrate further south

Two ecologists kneeling down, taking grass samples in Coffin Bay National Park.

The maximum summer temperature and the amount of rainfall in summer are the two climate factors that determine the type of native grass that grows in a region, Australian researchers have found in a recent study.

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Institute’s sustainability mission towards a net-zero future

The University of Adelaide Solar Farms at Roseworthy Campus

A new institute at the University of Adelaide, launched today, Monday 22 August, will focus on coordinating efforts towards achieving a net-zero emissions future. The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) is the brand champion of the University’s sustainability research initiatives.

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Empowering events at Sustainability Week

A wind farm with a rainbow in the sky above.

The University of Adelaide’s 2022 Sustainability Week, which runs from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August, is full of free events to foster positive discussions and practical sustainability on and off campus.

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Underground cavern ready for dark matter experiments

Tony Williams and Anita Vecchies in hard hats and hi-vis, smiling into the camera.

Stage 1 of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL) is open today, Friday 19 August 2022. The University of Adelaide is a founding partner of the project to construct a national underground facility to study dark matter.

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University cements position for world-ranking research

Students walk around the North Terrace campus.

The University of Adelaide has reaffirmed its place in one of the world’s most prestigious university rankings.

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Study from “Black Tuesday” bushfires finds link to PTSD

A bushfire burns through vegetation, with dark smoke above.

New research published in the Australian Journal of Rural Health has shown people who are forced to relocate after a bushfire are at a higher risk of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, otherwise known as PTSD.

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University community excels at Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games cycling image

University of Adelaide students and alumni struck gold with outstanding performances at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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University appoints first Chief Student Entrepreneur

Sam Messina holding an Ortomi, a robot companion he co-created.

The University of Adelaide is the first university in South Australia to appoint a Chief Student Entrepreneur who will raise awareness of programs designed to support current students with developing their innovation skills and entrepreneurial mindset.

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Traditional Chinese medicine reduces side effect of cancer treatment

A patient receives radiotherapy.

For tens of thousands of Australians who receive radiotherapy as part of their cancer treatment, mucositis is a serious side effect that may cause inflammation, ulcers, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating. 

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Explore everything on offer at University of Adelaide’s Open Day

Students walk around the North Terrace campus.

Prospective students will get an up-close look at what their future careers might hold at the University of Adelaide’s Open Day this Sunday, 14 August.

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