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.

 

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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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Bachelor of Veterinary Technology - New program in 2020

Learn about our new undergraduate degree which creates animal healthcare specialists that will play a vital role in modern animal welfare.

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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

13

Jun

New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island.

12

Jun

A shore future for our coastal vegetation

Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.

11

Jun

Where do rocks come from?

Five-year-old Claire from Perth asks Professor Alan Collins, "where do rocks come from?"

06

Jun

When pets become pests: the exotic pet trade producing invasive species

Scientists are learning more about what drives the exotic pet trade to help reduce the threat of new invasive animal and bird species.

29

May

New leader for School of Biological Sciences

The University's biosciences research and education has been boosted by a new leader.

more...

Science events

20

Jun

Sciences Degree Preview Evening

Exclusive to Science Academy students, the Degree Preview is a chance to meet academic staff in from different areas of science along with recent graduates who are actively working to solve the world's problems.

19

Jul

Animal & Veterinary Science Information Session - Roseworthy [AM]

Morning session: Visit Roseworthy campus to learn about our programs and the career opportunities in animal and veterinary science.

19

Jul

Animal & Veterinary Science Information Session - Roseworthy [PM]

Afternoon session: Visit Roseworthy campus to learn about our programs and the career opportunities in animal and veterinary science.

30

Jul

Sir Ronald Fisher Lecture 2019: Saving the Tasmanian Devil from Extinction

Professor Kathy Belov will discuss the role that genomics has played in understanding Tasmanian Devils and the disease which threatened it with extinction. 

03

Aug

1999 to 2003 Roseworthy & Waite Reunion

Did you graduate from the Roseworthy or Waite campus in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003?

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Featured stories

New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island.

Read more about New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island

A shore future for our coastal vegetation

Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.

Read more about A shore future for our coastal vegetation

Where do rocks come from?

Five-year-old Claire from Perth asks Professor Alan Collins, "where do rocks come from?"

Read more about Where do rocks come from?

When pets become pests: the exotic pet trade producing invasive species

Scientists are learning more about what drives the exotic pet trade to help reduce the threat of new invasive animal and bird species.

Read more about the exotic pet trade producing invasive species

29

May

New leader for School of Biological Sciences

The University's biosciences research and education has been boosted by a new leader.

25

May

Higher biodiversity means healthier humans

Scientists find restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’.

22

May

Probe detects the mechanism for spreading of metastatic cancer cells

A new fluorescent sensor developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide can detect migrating cancer cells and could be used to target medication to stop metastasis in aggressive cancers.

21

May

Plant discovery opens frontiers

Scientists discover biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have huge implications for biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries.

21

May

Deadly diseases to be hit by single vaccine

Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.