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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Science research news

Biodiverse soil dust linked to reduced anxiety

Growing evidence links natural green space exposure with a range of health benefits, including for mental health.

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Gene scans provide deep insights into plant evolution

The availability of high-quality plant genome sequences and advances in functional genomics is revolutionising our ability to understand plant evolution.

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New Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science

Fiona Whelan has been appointed as the newest Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science.

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Making high value products from agricultural waste

Sunscreen from mushroom waste, healthy skincare products from apples and berries, and high-tech materials from Brussels sprout stalks?

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New AgTech scholarship set to bear fruit

A new partnership between the State Government and the University of Adelaide to deliver an AgTech PhD scholarship is open for applications.

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Who's eating away Australia's national parks?

Australia’s national parks are under serious threat of overgrazing and native kangaroos are major contributors to the problem.

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Urban rewilding paper wins Bradshaw Medal

A research paper that recommends increasing urban green spaces to prevent human disease, has won a significant award in its field.

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Local geoscientist the first Australian student to win award

Geoscientist Natalie Debenham has been awarded the Journal of Structural Geology’s 'Student Author of the Year Award'.

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