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

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Feb

Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa

DATE: Thursday, 21 February 2019 SUMMARY: Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless...

18

Feb

'Seeing' tails help sea snakes avoid predators

DATE: Monday, 18 February 2019 SUMMARY: New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps pr...

15

Feb

Preserved leaves reveal 7000 years of rainfall and drought

DATE: Friday, 15 February 2019 SUMMARY: A study by University of Adelaide researchers and Queensland Government scientists has revealed ...

6

Feb

DNA shows penguin evolution linked to island formation

DATE: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 SUMMARY: New research has improved understanding of penguin evolution, revealing that the origin of ma...

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Latest impact stories

19

Dec

Language reclaimed, health regained?

With the University of Adelaide’s help, South Australia’s Barngarla people are speaking their Indigenous language for the first time in h...

15

Oct

Enter the machines

Worldwide, machines are undertaking complex tasks, “learning” from the outcomes and improving their performance accordingly. The possibil...

14

Oct

Ovaries reveal keys to managing fertility and obesity

Research into the proper functioning of the ovary is revealing exciting new directions for improved fertility management, policymaking in...

12

Oct

Parting the clouds

Through new-species discovery, expansive organism-abundance studies and advanced modelling, University of Adelaide researchers are expand...

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