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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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.

About us  Our people

School of Agriculture, Food & Wine

At the centre of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hub of agricultural science, plant science and food and wine science.

School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences

World-class education and training to future animal and veterinary scientists in an intensive research environment.

School of Biological Sciences

Home to cutting edge research and teaching in ecology and environmental science, evolutionary biology and molecular and biomedical science.

School of Physical Sciences

A synergy of innovation and discovery in the fields of chemistry, earth sciences and physics.

Science news

Adelaide scientist wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics event

A project to map the hearing capability of zebrafish has won Mengke Han third prize at the global Frontiers in Neurophotonics’ summer school.

Read more about Adelaide scientist wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics event

Mediterranean drought-tolerant vines set for Australian experiment

Wine researchers are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.

Read more about Mediterranean drought-tolerant vines set for Australian experiment

$35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure

Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.

Read more about $35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure

Science events



Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session (July)

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



Undergraduate research conference

Scientists Carolyn Mitchell and Rochelle Morton present their research findings at this year's University of Adelaide Undergraduate Research Conference.



Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session & Waite Campus Orientation (July)

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



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. 



Visiting Researcher Seminar: A/Prof David Nogués-Bravo

The Environmental Institute is proud to be supporting Associate Professor David Nogués-Bravo from the University of Copenhagen over the coming months.