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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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Student support

Ask us for help or browse resources and study plans to help manage your studies.

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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.

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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

Wine leaders win graduate research supervision award

The team at the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production has won the ACGR Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Supervision.

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Scientists discover new species of turtle-headed sea snake

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. 

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Neanderthals and Homo sapiens more similar than previously thought

A cave on the Atlantic coast near Lisbon has provided researchers with key archaeological information that questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens.

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Science events

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Chemistry Seminars - 2020

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

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Physics Seminars - 2020

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

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Jan

Earth Sciences Seminars - 2020

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

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Mar

Ecology and Evolution Series - Autumn

Free weekly science seminars consisting of punchy presentations by students and experts on the theme 'threatened species'.

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May

University of Adelaide STEM Careers Night 2020

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

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