Institutes & Centres
The institutes, comprising a research community of approximately 1200 staff and students, bring together world leading researchers, supported by modern infrastructure and an innovative culture, to tackle state and national research priorities.
The Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER)'s key fields of research are Earth Sciences, Energy Technology and Resource Engineering. This interdisciplinary research institute is addressing scientific, technological, environmental and social challenges.
The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) brings together experimental physicists, chemists, material scientists, biologists, experimentally driven theoretical scientists and medical researchers to create new sensing and measurement technologies.
The University is home for over 50 specialist research centres working on key challenges across many industry sectors.
We are also a proud host and partner of a number of National Centres of Excellence.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence
ARC Centres of Excellence are prestigious hubs of expertise which aim to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Australia in areas of national priority.
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Tera-Scale
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS)
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery
- ARC Centre of Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH)
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics
ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Training Centres
The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) fund research hubs and research training centres.
Centres of Research Excellence
Centres of Research Excellence are funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research. They support collaboration and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research.
- NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing
- NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for the Protection of Pancreatic Beta Cells
- NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence - EMPOWER: Health Systems, Adversity and Child Well-being
- NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Targeted Nutrition to Improve Maternal and Child Healh Outcomes
Cooperative Research Centres
Cooperative Research Centres bring together researchers from universities, the CSIRO and other government laboratories, and private industry or public sector agencies. These long-term collaborative arrangements support research & development and education activities that achieve outcomes of national economic and social significance.
The University is a core partner, supporting participant or associate in 11 Cooperative Research Centres.
Learn more about participating in CRCs at the University of Adelaide.
- CRC for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (essential participant)
- Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (essential participant)
- CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (supporting participant)
- Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC (supporting participant)
- CRC Optimising Resource Extraction (essential participant)
- Innovative Manufacturing CRC (essential participant)
- CRC for Honey Bee Products (essential participant)
- Cyber Security CRC (essential participant)
- Future Fuels CRC (essential participant), announced in 2018
- Fight Food Waste CRC (essential participant), announced in 2018
- MinEx CRC (essential participant), announced in 2018