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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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

The illegal wildlife trade has bigger ramifications than you might think

Scientists have highlighted that the illegal and unsustainable global wildlife trade has bigger ramifications on our everyday lives than you might think.

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SA Drought Hub to expand after funding boost

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is being expanded following an injection of additional funding from the Australian Government.

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Examining Earth’s oldest complex fossils using AI

University of Adelaide scientists will develop computer vision and machine-learning techniques to examine the fossil evidence of the Ediacara Biota – the earliest evidence of complex life.

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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.

Agriculture, Food & Wine  Animal & Veterinary Sciences  Biological Sciences  Physical Sciences

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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Student support

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition