Vice-Chancellor and President:
Professor Warren Bebbington
The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence; it has produced 106 Rhodes Scholars and 121 Fulbright Fellows.
With more than 25,000 students, including over 6,500 international students from over 90 countries, the University offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs underpinned by world-class research. It provides education in the disciplines of sciences; heath sciences including medicine, dentistry and psychology; arts and humanities; engineering, mathematics and computer sciences; and professions such as teaching and law.
Key research interests at the University reflects national and global research priorities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, health, minerals and energy, photonics and advanced sensing. Other areas of strength include biological sciences, creative arts, information technology and physical, chemical, social and behavioural sciences. More than 86% of the University's discipline areas were rated at or above world standard in the inaugural Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.
The University of Adelaide places high priority on the student learning experience. It has a vibrant campus lifestyle with more than 25,000 students of which 30 per cent are international students from more than 90 countries. It also facilitates a strong internationalisation program enabling local students to study overseas as part of their degrees.
The University constitutes four campuses: Adelaide, Waite, Roseworthy and Thebarton. With significant heritage properties and iconic architecture, the main campus located on North Terrace in Adelaide forms part of the city's cultural promenade and is surrounded by South Australia's art gallery, museum and library. It is the primary location of undergraduate teaching and the base for a broad range of research. The campus provides a mix of the historical and the contemporary, combining grand old sandstone buildings, with state-of the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.
Waite campus is the pre-eminent plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. The research conducted encompasses crop and farming systems, viticulture and oenology and food science and nutrition.
Roseworthy campus, located north of Adelaide, is an internationally renowned centre for excellence in dryland agriculture and animal production and is the home of animal and veterinary sciences. The campus hosts South Australia's only veterinary school with research, diagnostic and teaching facilities and leading-edge veterinary health centres that provide public clinical veterinary services.
Thebarton campus is a technology and research park that hosts a variety of applied research activities including the Adelaide Wind Tunnel and commercial enterprises. The University also offers a range of programs in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre, a partnership with the Ngee Ann Kongsi.