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.

Be inspired by our research

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.

News - What's trending in science?

No yee-haw: What endangered creature are your cowboy boots made from?

Researchers investigating the world’s exotic wildlife trade have made a startling discovery...

Read more about What endangered creature are your cowboy boots made from?

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

Science events



Chemistry Seminar: Dr Nathan Boase

JUNE 28: Dr Nathan Boase will present a seminar on Spin Doctor – Synthesis of nitroxide polymers to prevent biofilm fouling



Chemistry Student Seminar: Jenica Madridejos

JULY 5: Jenica Madridejos will present a seminar on - Photocatalytic conversion of methane by metal-based clusters on TiO2



Chemistry Seminar: Professor Lee Brammer

JULY 9: Professor Lee Brammer will present a seminar on dynamic behaviour and catalysis in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)



Research Tuesdays: Quantum of Promise

JULY 9: Unlikely as it sounds, quantum physics is as much a part of our daily lives as a morning coffee. University of Adelaide researchers are at the field’s cutting edge. They’re excited about the possibilities. And after this awe-inspiring presentation, you’ll understand why.



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.