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



Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot

DATE: Monday, 15 July 2019 SUMMARY: Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five diffe...



Researchers to investigate drought-tolerant vines

DATE: Friday, 12 July 2019 SUMMARY: Wine researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties fr...



Research infrastructure receives $35.6 million boost

DATE: Wednesday, 10 July 2019 SUMMARY: Research for a range of industrial sectors including advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, ...



Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

DATE: Friday, 5 July 2019 SUMMARY: An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane...


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...