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.
Join us, as we make (gravitational) waves through the world of science.
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Science research news
A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is overly conservative.Read more about Climate change threats much greater than reports
New research outlines steps to usefully combine optimism with pessimism when talking about environmental conservation.Read more about How (and why) to stay optimistic when it feels like the environment is falling apart
With several hundred cases diagnosed each year, Australia has one of the highest rates of Q fever worldwide.Read more about Australia’s drought could be increasing Q fever risk, but there are ways we can protect ourselves
Researchers are investigating whether smoke from stubble burning has any effect on wine grapes.Read more about Research to clear the air on smoke taint in wine
Commercialisation potential of Faculty of Sciences’ research is in the spotlight after the development of a new pneumonia vaccine.Read more about Pneumonia vaccine shows commercialisation strengths
Veterinary science, taught at Roseworthy campus, is a stand-out result in a suite of impressive results in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.Read more about veterinary science breaks into top 50
Scientists are helping save a threatened native plant and art is helping raise awareness about it.Read more about Conservation of threatened flora species inspires street art
$35K Gary Sansom Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Angove for his research on the influence of the maternal environment on how meat chickens grow.Read more about PhD research a global game changer for chicken breeding
Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the pint-sized flufftails from Madagascar and Africa.Read more about African origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird revealed
University of Adelaide marine biologists have discovered that some sea snakes contain genes in their tail skin that help them stay safe from predators.Read more about Shining a light on sea snake senses