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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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Start your future career. Study with us and learn from scientists working at the cutting-edge of their fields.

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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, teachers, alumni, students and future scientists: Work with us to shape the future of science.

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Science news

Researchers discover a new approach to breaking bacterial antibiotic resistance and rescue frontline drug treatments

In a world first, scientists have discovered how to repurpose a molecule called PBT2 – originally developed as a potential treatment for disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases – to break bacterial resistance to commonly used frontline antibiotics.

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Is energy the key to Alzheimer’s disease?

A team of researchers at the University of Adelaide has found a link between the way that cells produce energy for brain function and the mutated genes found in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Climate change: Ancient DNA study provides clues to the disappearance of lions and bears

New research suggests a change in climate is the likely cause of the mysterious disappearance of ancient lions and bears from parts of North America for a thousand years or more prior to the last Ice Age.

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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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In Their Element Podcast

In Their Element Podcast

Inspiring stories from our science graduates who’ve turned their innate spark of curiosity into awesome, real-world careers.

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