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



New 'king' of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island

DATE: Thursday, 13 June 2019 SUMMARY: Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have...



Energy and resources a priority in new Malaysian partnership

DATE: Monday, 10 June 2019 SUMMARY: The University of Adelaide has today strengthened its ties with a key Malaysian partner with direct ...



Nutrition research leader elected Fellow of Australian Academy of Science

DATE: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 SUMMARY: A University of Adelaide professor whose research changed international food laws and set infant nut...



Natural environments favour 'good' bacteria

DATE: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 SUMMARY: A new study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ...


Latest impact stories



Beating breast cancer: Longer lives lived better

Great progress has been made on breast cancer in recent decades. Five-year survival rates in Australia are up to 91%, while 83% survive b...



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...



Enter the machines

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



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...