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National project to address STEM gender gap

A girl smiles while working with a robot and computer.

A new project aims to close the gender gap in STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools. Three universities will work together to build a national community of girls, teachers, school outreach practitioners and industry.

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Seawater split to produce green hydrogen

Waves in the ocean

Researchers have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen.

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Leading photonics expert crowned Innovator of the Year

Andre Luiten in the lab.

A University of Adelaide professor who is helping to position South Australia as a hub for photonics and quantum innovation has been named the 2022 South Australian Innovator of the Year.

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University researchers placed top in their fields

Students walk around the North Terrace campus.

Six University of Adelaide researchers have been named as the country’s top experts in their fields according to league tables just published.

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Ancient genomes reveal hidden history of human adaptation

Ancient genomes reveal hidden history of human adaptation

The use of ancient DNA, including samples of human remains around 45,000 years old, has shed light on a previously unknown aspect of human evolution.

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Health leader honoured by bacteria naming

Professor Vladimir Jiranek, Scott Oliphant, and Nicola Spurrier stand holding bread, wine, and bacteria.

Introducing Nicolia spurrieriana – named after South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier – which could potentially be used in the fermentation of wine, sourdough bread and pickled foods.

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University’s Tall Poppies stand tall

Qi, Zohra, Jiawen, and Tatiana stand and smile at the University of Adelaide.

A University of Adelaide expert has been named as the South Australian Young Tall Poppy of the Year for their work to help ensure food security for future generations.

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Updating our understanding of Earth’s architecture

A world map showing a new tectonic plate model with boundary zones in darker shading.

New models that show how the continents were assembled are providing fresh insights into the history of the Earth and will help provide a better understanding of natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes.

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University experts take top honours in science excellence

Professor Qiao is the Chair of Nanotechnology in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials.

The University of Adelaide’s Professor Shizhang Qiao has been named as SA Scientist of the Year in this year’s Science Excellence and Innovation Awards.

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Student-developed technology aids future society

Exoskeleton

An exoskeleton that aids people with mobility problems, a six-legged bioinspired robot paired with a laser scanner for vision and drones, one of which can help clear power lines and another that could be used to monitor bushfires, are some of the projects on display at Ingenuity.

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