World-class research. Discoveries of global significance.
The Faculty of Sciences is a synergy of four research intensive schools; thriving research centres and groups; and strong cross-institutional collaborations.
Our world-renowned scientists are critical thinkers and experts in their fields. Our researchers link with experts in industry, government and international institutions to solve real-world problems. They are driven by a passion to find answers, and to discover new ways to make our world a smarter, safer and a more sustainable place.
From understanding disease and tackling environmental challenges, to advancing technology and mapping distant galaxies; our teaching is informed by our cutting-edge research.
Our campuses are home to a number of co-located industry partners, affiliated researchers and research institutes of international significance. This close proximity offers a unique opportunity for our students to gain practical and theoretical knowledge through dynamic national and international research projects.
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Science research news
A project to map the hearing capability of zebrafish has won Mengke Han third prize at the global Frontiers in Neurophotonics’ summer school.Read more about Adelaide scientist wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics event
Wine researchers are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.Read more about Mediterranean drought-tolerant vines set for Australian experiment
Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.Read more about $35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure
Animal scientists have found the genetics of a cow strongly influence the composition of their gut and how much methane they produce.Read more about Moo-ve over methane... Scientists show we can breed cattle that produce less gassy emissions
Chlamydia-free koalas from Kangaroo Island may be needed to help save declining populations in other parts of Australia.Read more about Disease-free locals 'koalafy' as population protectors
Earth scientists suggest that continents may have risen out of the sea much earlier than previously thought but were destroyed, leaving little trace.Read more about New model suggests lost continents for early Earth
An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose
It took more than 1,000 people to form a viable population in Australia. But this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned, scientists say.Read more about An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose
Researchers investigating the world’s exotic wildlife trade have made a startling discovery...Read more about What endangered creature are your cowboy boots made from?
Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island.Read more about New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island
Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.Read more about A shore future for our coastal vegetation