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



Omega-3 found to reduce premature births

DATE: Friday, 16 November 2018 SUMMARY: Increased intake of omega-3 long-chain fatty acids during pregnancy has been found to reduce the...



Trapping atoms, not space ships, with tractor beams

DATE: Tuesday, 30 October 2018 SUMMARY: University of Adelaide researchers have delved into the realm of Star Wars and created a powerfu...



Global study finds youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

DATE: Monday, 15 October 2018 SUMMARY: A new global study has found that children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likel...



Sweet drink labels leave a sour taste

DATE: Thursday, 11 October 2018 SUMMARY: "Health halos" are making it harder for consumers to know which drinks are good for them.


Latest impact stories



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...



Parting the clouds

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



High Omega-3 eggs with Solar Eggs

Getting some extra omega-3 fatty acids in your diet will soon be easier with enriched eggs developed through a collaboration between the ...