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.
Why has Halloween infiltrated Australian culture?
Halloween appears to have infiltrated Australian culture, and according to a University of Adelaide researcher, the reason for its increasing popularity could run much deeper than Americanisation.
Researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk across Australia
University of Adelaide researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk across Australia.
Ancient fossils confirmed among our strangest cousins
More than 100 years since they were first discovered, some of the world's most bizarre fossils have been identified as distant relatives of humans, thanks to the work of University of Adelaide researchers.
Better prediction of mine and other collapse
University of Adelaide engineering researchers are investigating ways to better predict the possible collapse of mines, dam embankments and large infrastructure sites.
Fine-tuning plant cells for superior cereal crops
Changing the developmental path of grain in cereal crops to better influence yield, quality and end-use is the aim of University of Adelaide research scientist Dr Matthew Tucker.
Flying doctor bees to prevent cherry disease
University of Adelaide researchers are introducing a method to use bees to deliver disease control to cherry blossom, preventing brown rot in cherries.
New dawn for pasta wheat in Australia
The University of Adelaide's durum breeding program today at the Hart Field Day will release a new durum wheat variety called DBA-Aurora which promises a step-change in potential durum production in southern Australia.
Chip packets help make safer water in Papua New Guinea
University of Adelaide mechanical engineering students and staff have designed a low-cost and easily made drinking water treatment system suitable for remote communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) – using foil chip packets ...
Non-English subjects can help migrant and refugee children
New research at the University of Adelaide recommends that migrant and refugee children be exposed to more non-English-based subjects - such as art and sport - to help them to make friends, transition into school education ...
Continuing Bragg legacy of structure determination
Over 100 years since the Nobel Prize-winning father and son team Sir William and Sir Lawrence Bragg pioneered the use of X-rays to determine crystal structure, University of Adelaide researchers have made significant new ...
How does your wine make you feel?
University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the links between wine, where it's consumed and emotion to help the Australian wine industry gain deeper consumer insights into their products.
Piglet weaning age no bar to litter frequency
University of Adelaide research has shown that piglets can be weaned later with no negative effects on sow birthing frequency.
On the hunt for dark matter
New University of Adelaide Future Fellow Dr Martin White is starting a research project that has the potential to redirect the experiments of thousands of physicists around the world who are trying to identify the nature ...
Bringing emergency communications together
A new University of Adelaide research project aims to improve emergency operations through integrated communications systems for police and the emergency services.
Research to help prevent quad bike accidents
University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the causes of quad bike accidents on farms to help reduce growing numbers of fatalities and serious injuries to agricultural workers and other users.