Our Research

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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Research news



Scientists buzzing after new bee discoveries

South Australian scientists including a bee expert from the University of Adelaide, have discovered 26 new species of native Australian bees.



Plants vs ants: who will survive the climate change challenge?

We are increasingly observing the impact of climate change on biodiversity, but will ants or plants win out?



Plant scientists discover new complex carbohydrate in barley

The first new complex carbohydrate of its kind to be discovered in barley in more than 30 years has potential applications in food, medicine and cosmetics.



Measurement of success: Adelaide scientist wins medal for commitment to industry

Precision measurement expert Professor Andre Luiten has received national recognition for supporting the needs of industry.



Future science graduates to help solve food waste crisis

Study science and help fix Australia’s $20 billion food waste crisis.