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.
One in a trillion odds of having a real-life doppelganger
While many people may think they have a doppelgänger (look-alike), new University of Adelaide research has proven the likelihood that two people share the exact same face is in excess of one in a trillion.
Sharks' hunting ability destroyed under climate change
The hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by increased CO2 levels and warmer oceans expected by the end of the century, a University of Adelaide study has found.
Young, impulsive, IT savvy = greater cybersecurity risk
Researchers from the University of Adelaide say Australian businesses should start to think outside the square when it comes to preventing cybersecurity threats in the workplace – such as profiling their staff's computer ...
University investigates acute horse disease
University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the potential causes of a mystery illness which suddenly struck down 14 horses across South Australia last year, eight of them fatally.
Global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse
A world-first global analysis of marine responses to climbing human CO2 emissions has painted a grim picture of future fisheries and ocean ecosystems.
Stressed out plants send animal-like signals
University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that, despite not having a nervous system, plants use signals normally associated with animals when they encounter stress.
You need this hole in the head—to be smart
University of Adelaide researchers have shown that intelligence in animal species can be estimated by the size of the holes in the skull through which the arteries pass.
Redefining temperature with precision lasers
A team of Australian scientists has produced a precision laser device that creates an accurate international standard for temperature.
Robot eyes will benefit from insect vision
The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development at the University of Adelaide, in the hopes of improving robot visual systems.
Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change
New research has revealed abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in Earth's past.