Faculty of Sciences

Developing future leaders in science

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research.

  • We develop the future leaders of science and actively partner with innovative industries to solve scientific problems.
  • We're a synergy of four research intensive schools; thriving research centres and groups; and strong cross-institutional collaborations.
  • Study science with us and get more than just a degree. Start your career and help shape the future by choosing science at The University of Adelaide.


Study with us

Your future career starts here.

Study with us and learn from scientists working at the cutting-edge of their fields.

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Our research

World-class scientific expertise and facilities with high-quality training at honours, masters and doctorate levels.

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Engagement & industry

Industry, researchers, STEM teachers, alumni, students, and future scientists... work with us to shape the future of science.

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Our faculty & schools

The Faculty of Sciences is spread across three vibrant campuses. Explore our four schools who each specialise in areas of teaching and research.

Agriculture, Food & Wine

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is at the centre of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hub of agricultural science, plant science and food and wine science.

Animal & Veterinary Sciences

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provide world-class education and training to future animal and veterinary scientists in an intensive research environment.

Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is home to cutting edge research and teaching in ecology and environmental science, evolutionary biology and molecular and biomedical science.

Physical Sciences

The School of Physical Sciences is a synergy of innovation and discovery in the fields of chemistry, earth sciences and physics.

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About the Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences' co-location with major national and global research organisations keeps our researchers and students at the forefront of developing technologies and the latest discoveries in science.

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Science news



Watch: Future Scientist Information Evening

Whether you have an offer already, or will receive one in the near future; re-live or catch up on the Future Scientist information evening we held on campus.



Plants vs ants: who will survive the climate change challenge?

We are increasingly observing the impact of climate change on biodiversity, but will ants or plants win out?



Plant scientists discover new complex carbohydrate in barley

The first new complex carbohydrate of its kind to be discovered in barley in more than 30 years has potential applications in food, medicine and cosmetics.



Measurement of success: Adelaide scientist wins medal for commitment to industry

Precision measurement expert Professor Andre Luiten has received national recognition for supporting the needs of industry.



Future science graduates to help solve food waste crisis

Study science and help fix Australia’s $20 billion food waste crisis.


Science events



Chemistry Seminar: Visiting researcher George Koutsantonis

University of Adelaide graduate George Koutsantonis is a synthetic chemist with an interest in functional materials that contain metals.



Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session and Waite Campus Orientation

Settle into study and student life at our Waite campus with our welcome and orientation day.



Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session and Roseworthy Campus Orientation

Get to know Roseworthy campus. Get prepared for student life. Join in our social and academic welcome and orientation activities.



Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session

Social and academic activities to help new science students settle into student life at our North Terrace campus.



Chemistry Seminar: Biomineralization of biocompatible metal-organic frameworks

PhD candidate Tania Pullin provides a snapshot into biomineralization of biocompatible metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).