Research Institutes

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.

Defence and Security Institute

The Defence and Security Institute plays a key role in the Australian capabilities essential to our nation’s defence, security, and prosperity.

Defence and Security Institute (DSI)

Environment Institute

The Environment Institute exists to deliver outstanding research across environmental sciences. To achieve this the Institute puts water and climate scientists together with biodiversity, marine, landscape and genetics work, and more.

Environment Institute

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence is driving a fourth industrial revolution and our new Australian Institute for Machine Learning will ensure that South Australia benefits from this revolution.

Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)

Sustainability, Energy and Resources

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)'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.

Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

Photonics & Advanced Sensing

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.

Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS)

Robinson Research

The Robinson Research Institute is a collective of internationally renowned researchers in human reproduction, pregnancy and child health.

Robinson Research Institute


The South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute (SAIGENCI) is an independent cancer-focused medical research institute located in South Australia; focussing on cancer research and clinical trials, which will include new cutting-edge technologies in immunotherapies and genomics.

South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute (SAIGENCI)

Waite Research

The Waite Research Institute (WRI) was established to support collaboration between the Waite Campus partners to drive research for the benefit of Australia's agriculture, food and wine industries.

Waite Research Institute (WRI)