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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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New and returning students, welcome to O'Week!

Starting 24 February 2020, O'Week is the time for you to explore the campus grounds, meet new people, and prepare for your University journey. Check out the course-specific and social events on your campus run by the Faculty of Sciences.

Sciences O'Week Events

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

Self-fertile almond varieties create buzz ahead of harvest

Upcoming almond harvest to provide the best commercial indication yet of the success of University-developed self-fertile varieties.

Read more about Self-fertile almond varieties create buzz ahead of harvest

Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Scientists say keep washing your hands, especially in cities and airports, but don’t be afraid of getting a little dirty in biodiverse environments.

Read more about Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Scientists are investigating ways to intervene and facilitate climate adaptation at high-biodiversity locations expected to be hit the hardest by climate change.

Read more about Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Science events

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Jan

Chemistry Seminars - 2020

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Chemistry 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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Feb

Seminar 3 - Ecology and Evolution Summer Series

Explore the impact of our changing weather on wildfire behaviour and our natural environments.

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Feb

Seminar 4 - Ecology and Evolution Summer Series

This event covers the topics of conserving orchids in a changing climate; and how conservation actions can alleviate the effect of climate change on marine biodiversity.

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Mar

Research Tuesdays: Firing Debate

As the smoke finally clears from a horrific bushfire season, we ask: what can, and should, we do differently to strategically manage our bushfire risk in future, given our climate will only become more hostile?

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