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.
Research institutes and centres
Science research news
Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.Read more about Deadly diseases to be hit by single vaccine
Scientists discover how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease.Read more about Scientists discover how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease
The University of Adelaide-led world-leading facility that underpins innovative plant research in Australia has appointed its first Executive Director to drive future success.Read more about New director of world-leading plant research facility
South Australia’s multi-billion-dollar food industries will benefit from new scientific leadership in the state.Read more about New leadership for food sciences research
Scientists discover wild barley genes that could be used to improve drought tolerance in barley, the second most important cereal crop in Australia.Read more about Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars
Jasmin Martino investigates the use of ear stone chronologies for understanding long-term trends and drivers of growth in fisheries.Read more about Uncovering long-term growth histories in fishery species