Research & Innovation

We are one of Australia's most research-intensive institutions.

With world-leading researchers, modern facilities and an innovative culture, we're committed to delivering research that is highly valued by our local and global communities.

Business Partnerships

Business partnerships

Collaborating on research and licensing our intellectual property are just two of the ways we work with industry, business and government.

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Research Careers

Research careers

Working with us means joining our community of 1700 academic experts, in a culture of excellence, innovation and leadership.

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Research Degrees

Research degrees

Our postgraduate research students receive a world-class education and an exceptional student experience from a university ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

Graduate Research Training Opportunities

Research impact

Latest research news



Celebrating Earth Hour with citizen science day

DATE: Friday, 16 March 2018 SUMMARY: Budding citizen scientists or those who just love science and are interested in looking after the e...



38-year-old code writing tool released for general use

DATE: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 SUMMARY: One of the world's early computer software editors, developed by the University of Adelaide and ...



Graphene promise for more efficient fertilisers

DATE: Wednesday, 7 March 2018 SUMMARY: Fertilisers with lower environmental impacts and reduced costs for farmers are being developed b...



Graduates and research underpin defence future

DATE: Monday, 5 March 2018 SUMMARY: The University of Adelaide will play a key role in supporting one of Australia's major defence capa...


Latest impact stories



Creating real-world impact from the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide’s Sapphire Clock team has grown from twenty years of dedicated research, which has created technology with the...



Emulating nature’s perfect pursuit

Researchers have discovered the secrets of the dragonfly’s incredible ability to pursue and catch moving prey, and successfully applied t...



Gravity speaks

The discovery of gravitational waves could allow some of the universe’s greatest secrets to be answered



Optic-fibre sensors enabling aircraft, ships to self-diagnose corrosion

In the near future, corrosion checks for critical defence assets may be a simple matter of running a laser over them, thanks to groundbre...