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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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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

A collapsing star in a distant galaxy fired out some of the most energetic gamma rays ever seen

New research shows we still have much to learn about gamma-ray bursts; but gives us confidence that our methods to detect them are improving.

Read more about A collapsing star in a distant galaxy fired out some of the most energetic gamma rays ever seen

Creating resources on how to interact with sea snakes

Honours project: Engage with government and industry to develop training and communication materials for commercial fishing crews that interact with sea snakes.

Read more about Creating resources on how to interact with sea snakes

Scientists discover enzyme structure: potential to manipulate wine acidity

Scientists have uncovered the structure of a grape enzyme that could lead to the manipulation of wine acidity without the costly addition of tartaric acid.

Read more about potential to manipulate wine acidity

Science events

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Jan

Earth Sciences Seminars - 2019

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

01

Jan

Chemistry Seminars - 2019

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide.

27

Nov

Public lecture: Coral reef bright spots

Visiting reef biodiversity conservation expert Professor Josh Cinner to deliver a seminar on, 'locating and learning from bright spots among the world’s coral reefs'.

29

Nov

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar: Dr Seraina Klopfstein

Visiting researcher Dr Seraina Klopfstein presents on parasitoid wasps - "Pleasures and perils of dating trees with fossils: an example from pimpliform parasitoid wasps (hymenoptera, ichneumonidae)"
 

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Dec

The Derrick Rowley Lecture 2019

Professor Richard Flavell presents on Mesenchymal cells in intestinal homeostasis, inflammation and cancer.

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