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



Trapping atoms to protect Australia's groundwater

DATE: Monday, 9 September 2019 SUMMARY: A unique new facility launched today at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia'...



Home-based education reduces hospitalisations in patients with atrial fibrillation

DATE: Sunday, 1 September 2019 SUMMARY: Home-based and personalised education keeps patients with atrial fibrillation out of hospital, ...



Researchers develop a non-invasive test for smoke contamination in vineyards

DATE: Friday, 30 August 2019 SUMMARY: Researchers from the universities of Melbourne and Adelaide have trialled a non-invasive model for...



Shaping the future of Australia's mining operations

DATE: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 SUMMARY: The University of Adelaide will lead a new national mining research and training centre utilising...


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...