The University of Adelaide was founded in 1874 in Adelaide, South Australia as a public university. Today the university has over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate level students. Adelaide has produced five Nobel Laureates and 101 Rhodes Scholars and is a member of the elite Group of Eight. The university is noted for its various specialized studies campuses with emphasis in agriculture, biochemistry, engineering and science. The university has an overseas campus in Singapore.
Researchers build DNA population census of wombats
The endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat has been losing a small piece of its hair - all in the name of research, monitoring and conservation of its small population.
'Fingerprinting' trees to stop illegal logging
The University of Adelaide will help step up the fight against illegal logging with a new two-year, DNA-fingerprinting project in Indonesia. A US$518,833 grant for the project was announced by the International Tropical Timber ...
New tool to unlock genetics of grape-growing
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new web-based tool to help unlock the complex genetics and biological processes behind grapevine development.
Investigating the respiratory health of horses and their owners
The University of Adelaide is investigating the respiratory health of South Australia's horses and their owners to see if there is undiagnosed asthma-like disease in Australia's equine population.
Does your dog love you?
University of Adelaide researchers are studying the interactions between puppies and their mothers as a first step in being able to analyse the relationship between dog and owner.
Sea snake at risk of being lost in hybrid swarm
A University of Adelaide-led project has found that the endangered dusky sea snake is even more at risk of extinction than thought because of surprising cross-species hybridisation.
Using nanotechnology to protect grain exports
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of single-celled algae to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects.
Studying sea snakes for underwater robot design
The fascinating body structures of sea snakes which adapt them for life in water are being studied by University of Adelaide researchers as inspiration for a marine robot - the first of its kind.
Diagnosis just a breath away with new laser
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide physics researchers have developed a new type of laser that will enable exciting new advances in areas as diverse as breath analysis for disease diagnosis and remote sensing of critical ...
Researchers map out world's winegrape varieties
University of Adelaide researchers have compiled statistics from 44 countries to develop the first database of the world's winegrape varieties and regions.
New study to investigate riverbank collapse
University of Adelaide researchers have started a new project investigating the conditions for riverbank collapse.
Why does a capsicum picked green stay green?
Shoppers hoping their browny-green capsicums will eventually ripen into those beautiful pillar box red ones will always be disappointed. University of Adelaide researchers have shed new light on why capsicums picked green ...
Humans not smarter than animals, just different, experts say
(Phys.org) —Humans have been deceiving themselves for thousands of years that they're smarter than the rest of the animal kingdom, despite growing evidence to the contrary, according to University of Adelaide ...
Connecting weather predictions to building management
University of Adelaide engineering research is promising significant reductions in the energy use of commercial buildings by modelling and predicting temperature changes within a building.
Less family homes, more high density needed
Australia may have enough large family homes and now needs smaller, more flexible, higher density housing, according to one of the nation's leading demographers.