A Leading Research University
The University of Adelaide is a world class education and research institution, consistently ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide.
Delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education, Adelaide is internationally renowned for its leading research, and is a member of the Group of Eight; a coalition of Australia’s foremost research intensive universities.
Founded in 1874 with a noble goal, the University of Adelaide would prepare young leaders shaped by education, rather than birth or wealth, and today that goal remains the same. The University's 25,000 students from around the globe enjoy a distinct education experience that enables them to reach their individual potential and prepares them to meet the challenges of the future.
Learning and Teaching
At the University of Adelaide students have the chance to learn in small groups. Under the guidance of leading academics and researchers, they develop critical thinking and research skills, that are applied throughout their academic and professional lives.
They are encouraged to pursue global learning experiences and have access to a suite of online resources to support their on-campus and independent study.
Students can choose from a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across a range of disciplines such as arts; engineering; sciences including computer, mathematical, social and health sciences; and professions such as architecture, business, economics, education and law.
The primary campus, located in the heart of the capital city, Adelaide, is surrounded by the state’s art gallery, museum and library, and is walking distance from the central business district, shops, cafes, parklands, botanic gardens and Adelaide Oval.
The Waite Campus is the leading research site in the Southern Hemisphere for plant and agricultural science.
Supporting the best outcomes in education and research, the University continues to invest in important infrastructure.
In recent years, new facilities have been developed, providing students with purpose built learning environments and researchers with state-of-the-art technologies and settings.
The next major project is the $206 million dollar Adelaide Medical and Nursing Schools Project, to be built next to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in the West End of the city.
Moving towards the future, the University will continue to draw strength from its past; a place where access to a quality education is open to all; where the aim is to prepare graduates as the future leaders and world citizens of tomorrow. They will be empowered to make their mark in an interconnected and increasingly borderless world.
Researchers will continue to experience an environment conducive to innovation. Through world-class institutes they collaborate across disciplines to search for solutions to the grand challenges of our time.
At the University of Adelaide, we search, we discover, we learn, and we seek, the light of new knowledge.