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.
Research challenges popular theory on origin of languages
International research involving the University of Adelaide has shed new light on the origins of some of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
School surveillance on the rise
Invasive school surveillance practices are the norm in the UK and USA, and according to a University of Adelaide criminologist, such practices are becoming increasingly popular in Australian schools.
Oyster ecosystems a huge loss for South Australia
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered the loss of one of the State's most significant marine ecosystems, which may have disappeared some 70 years ago.
Australian birds feel heat of climate change
Ever wondered how pigeons are able to function quite happily on extremely hot days while other birds are nowhere to be seen?
Maths proves human language has happiness bias
New mathematics research has shown humans all around the world tend to be more positive than negative in their language.
Prevention is better than cure for water ecology
New research from the University of Adelaide suggests monitoring ecosystems that appear to be stable is more effective than fixing them once they have collapsed.
Blind beetles show extraordinary signs of sight
University of Adelaide researchers have made a surprising discovery in the aquifers beneath the Western Australian desert, which challenges the traditional Darwinian view of evolution.
Urban sprawl promotes worm exchange across species
New research has shed light on the complex exchange of parasitic worms between wildlife, rats and humans.
Out of the pouch: Ancient DNA from extinct giant roos
Scientists have finally managed to extract DNA from Australia's extinct giant kangaroos—the mysterious marsupial megafauna that roamed Australia over 40,000 years ago.
Good leadership can positively change people's brains
Do leaders of successful and adaptive organisations think differently? Yes, according to a University of Adelaide organisational and neural complexity specialist.
Research finds salt tolerance gene in soybean
A collaborative research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.
What we've learned from the Boxing Day tsunami
Much has been learned from the devastating experience of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, and it's had lasting benefits for disaster management plans in Australia, according to forensic staff from the University of Adelaide.
Nuclear should be in the energy mix for biodiversity
Leading conservation scientists from around the world have called for a substantial role for nuclear power in future energy-generating scenarios in order to mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity.
School results boosted by improved focus in class
Researchers from the University of Adelaide say attempts to improve children's attentiveness in the early years could be rewarded with better literacy and maths abilities by ages 6-7 years.
Dingoes bring economic benefit to cattle graziers
Stopping dingo control measures such as baiting and fencing could increase net profit for cattle grazing enterprises – that's the surprising result from new University of Adelaide research.