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
Growing evidence links natural green space exposure with a range of health benefits, including for mental health.Read more about Biodiverse soil dust linked to reduced anxiety
The availability of high-quality plant genome sequences and advances in functional genomics is revolutionising our ability to understand plant evolution.Read more about Gene scans provide deep insights into plant evolution
Research shows that climate is an important indicator of what colour and pattern bird eggs will be.Read more about birds in cooler climates lay darker eggs to keep their embryos warm
Fiona Whelan has been appointed as the newest Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science.Read more about New Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science
Sunscreen from mushroom waste, healthy skincare products from apples and berries, and high-tech materials from Brussels sprout stalks?Read more about Making high value products from agricultural waste
A new partnership between the State Government and the University of Adelaide to deliver an AgTech PhD scholarship is open for applications.Read more about New AgTech scholarship set to bear fruit
Australia’s national parks are under serious threat of overgrazing and native kangaroos are major contributors to the problem.Read more about Who's eating away Australia's national parks?
A research paper that recommends increasing urban green spaces to prevent human disease, has won a significant award in its field.Read more about Urban rewilding paper wins Bradshaw Medal
Geoscientist Natalie Debenham has been awarded the Journal of Structural Geology’s 'Student Author of the Year Award'.Read more about Local geoscientist the first Australian student to win award