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.
In the new carbon economy, researchers examine biodiversity vs. bio-'perversity'
(Phys.org) —Will Australia's biodiversity benefit from the new carbon economy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Or will bio-'perversities' win the day?
Virus confirmed as cause of dolphin deaths
University of Adelaide veterinary pathologists have confirmed that a marine virus not previously reported in South Australia has been found in dead dolphins found washed up on the state's beaches.
New helmet design to give a pro cycling edge
University of Adelaide Sports Engineers have designed a new bike helmet for top professional cyclists, with significantly reduced drag. The helmet has been designed in collaboration with Scott Sports, a Switzerland-based ...
Ancient DNA reveals Europe's dynamic genetic history
Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.
Preserving today's heritage for tomorrow
A University of Adelaide researcher is dispelling misconceptions about heritage by demonstrating how heritage-listed buildings can be conserved through sustainable adaptive re-use.
Protecting Aussie grapevines from new virus
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide researchers are working to prevent the introduction into Australia of a potentially devastating new grapevine virus.
Scientists discover reasons behind snakes' 'shrinking heads'
(Phys.org) —An international team of scientists led by Dr Kate Sanders from the University of Adelaide, and including Dr Mike Lee from the South Australian Museum, has uncovered how some sea snakes have ...
320-year-old mystery solved thanks to ancient DNA
University of Adelaide researchers have found the answer to one of natural history's most intriguing puzzles – the origins of the now extinct Falkland Islands wolf and how it came to be the only land-based ...
Global tipping point not backed by science, study finds
(Phys.org)—A group of international ecological scientists led by the University of Adelaide have rejected a doomsday-like scenario of sudden, irreversible change to the Earth's ecology.
Wine producers leading climate change adaptation
A new study investigating wine regions' adaptation to climate change has found that many wine producers in South Australia's McLaren Vale are leading the world at responding to future risk.
New findings on debated authorship
University of Adelaide researchers have provided new evidence on the long-debated authorship of two famous texts – the US Federalist Papers and the Letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament.
Ancient teeth bacteria record disease evolution
DNA preserved in calcified bacteria on the teeth of ancient human skeletons has shed light on the health consequences of the evolving diet and behaviour from the Stone Age to the modern day.
Increases in extreme rainfall linked to global warming
(Phys.org)—A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise.
Nullarbor region once full of fast-flowing rivers
(Phys.org)—University of Adelaide geologists have shed new light on the origin of Australia's largest delta, the Ceduna Delta, and the river systems which drained the continent millions of years before ...
Dragonflies have human-like 'selective attention'
In a discovery that may prove important for cognitive science, our understanding of nature and applications for robot vision, researchers at the University of Adelaide have found evidence that the dragonfly ...