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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.

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

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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, teachers, alumni, students and future scientists: Work with us to shape the future of science.

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Science news

How do we detect the impact of rising sea levels?

Scientists have come up with a simple new test to analyse sulfur isotopes which can be used to help investigate chemical changes in water.

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Scientists find opposite rice proteins work together to promote plant fertility

Researchers have discovered new information on how hybrid rice plants maintain male fertility under different day lengths.

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Scientists find greener way to extract health-promoting molecules from food waste

Scientists show greener process for extracting health-promoting molecules from food waste to use in skincare and pharmaceutical products.

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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.

Our 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.

Agriculture, Food & Wine  Animal & Veterinary Sciences  Biological Sciences  Physical Sciences

In Their Element Podcast

Inspiring stories from our science graduates who’ve turned their innate spark of curiosity into awesome, real-world careers.

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Student support

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Student resources

Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition