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



Undersold: Climate change threats much greater than reports

A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is overly conservative.



How (and why) to stay optimistic when it feels like the environment is falling apart

New research outlines steps to usefully combine optimism with pessimism when talking about environmental conservation.



Australia’s drought could be increasing Q fever risk, but there are ways we can protect ourselves

With several hundred cases diagnosed each year, Australia has one of the highest rates of Q fever worldwide.



Research to clear the air on smoke taint in wine

Researchers are investigating whether smoke from stubble burning has any effect on wine grapes.



From the lab bench to the clinic: Pneumonia vaccine shows commercialisation strengths

Commercialisation potential of Faculty of Sciences’ research is in the spotlight after the development of a new pneumonia vaccine.


Science events



Adelaide STEM Careers Night

Connect the dots between our innovative degrees and your dream career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!



Chemistry Seminar: Visiting researcher A/Prof Elizabeth New

Elizabeth New's research focuses on the development of chemical tools to assist the study of biological systems, particularly redox regulation.



Waite Ag, Food & Wine Student Seminar - Adam Norman

PhD student Adam Norman will present his final seminar on the topic of “Application and optimisation of genomic selection for wheat breeding.



Visiting Researcher Seminar: Will the Earth become too hot for your grandchildren to handle?

The Australian Academy of Sciences Selby Public Lecture 2019 comes to Adelaide and asks, 'will the Earth become too hot for your grandchildren to handle: the science and politics of carbon emissions and storage'.



Waite Ag, Food & Wine Seminar: Dr Penny Tricker

Novel traits and alleles for drought and heat stress tolerance in wheat