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.
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.
Ancient Roman glass inspires modern science
(Phys.org) —A 1700-year-old Roman glass cup is inspiring University of Adelaide researchers in their search for new ways to exploit nanoparticles and their interactions with light.
New research project to produce salinity tolerant crops
A new research project announced today will identify how bread wheat and barley can tolerate saline soils. The project, being funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation will deliver resources to breeders for ...
How zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection
(Phys.org) —Australian researchers have found that zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal.
What is the real cost of discounting retail items?
Discounting retail items reduces the tendency to shop around, which leads to less competitive outcomes and potentially higher prices, according to University of Adelaide School of Economics' Associate Professor Ralph Bayer.
Sheep wool growth boosted by reducing cortisol
University of Adelaide researchers have shown that sheep wool growth can be significantly boosted by manipulating the stress hormone, cortisol, in their pregnant mothers.
Mysterious ancient human crossed Wallace's Line
Scientists have proposed that the most recently discovered ancient human relatives—the Denisovans—somehow managed to cross one of the world's most prominent marine barriers in Indonesia, and later interbred with modern ...
Ancient DNA unravels Europe's genetic diversity
Ancient DNA recovered from a time series of skeletons in Germany spanning 4,000 years of prehistory has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern-day Europeans.
Worm resistance being spread by wild hares
Wild hares have been found to be important carriers of sheep worms and are likely to be helping spread resistance to worm drenches, according to new University of Adelaide research.
Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial.
For scientists, early to press means success
A provocative new study suggests it is straightforward to predict which academics will succeed as publishing scientists.
Easy way to keep track of favourite wines
University of Adelaide wine staff and students have developed a free iPad app that will help consumers learn more about the wines they are drinking and keep track of their favourites.
Darwin's dilemma resolved: Biologists measure evolution's Big Bang
A new study led by Adelaide researchers has estimated, for the first time, the rates of evolution during the "Cambrian explosion" when most modern animal groups appeared between 540 and 520 million years ...