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



Plant discovery opens frontiers

Scientists discover biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have huge implications for biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries.



Deadly diseases to be hit by single vaccine

Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.



Pollen allergens: Are plants trying to kill us?

Pollen allergies have long been a major pandemic health problem for humans. Plant molecular geneticist Deborah Devis is learning that pollen proteins play a vital role in a plant's reproductive process.



What you missed from 'Tasting Australia - the chemistry of wine'

There's exciting science you can find in your glass, writes viticulture and oenology graduate Lieke van der Hulst.



The Fungus Olympics

The race is on to find new ways to tackle disease. That’s why we’re competing in this year’s Fungus Olympics.


Science events



Adelaide STEM Careers Night

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



Earth Sciences Seminar: Dr Fabian Kohlmann

Building a cloud-hosted global thermochronology and thermal histories database and its application in hydrocarbon exploration workflows



Seminar: Mining resources beyond Earth – Fact vs Fantasy

A panel of experts with experience working at NASA and across the terrestrial resources, space and academic sectors will paint the picture of the mining in space activities currently underway.



Animal & Vet Seminar: The Animal Welfare Collaborative

Professor of Animal Welfare Alan Tilbrook and Dr Jill Fernandes, will explain the concept and goals of The Animal Welfare Colllaborative and will talk about how University of Adelaide researchers can get involved.



Honours in Science Information Session - Roseworthy

Learn more about the discipline-based research or a broader professional skills pathway you can complete under the mentorship of the University of Adelaide's top scientists