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

Wine leaders win graduate research supervision award

The team at the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production has won the ACGR Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Supervision.

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Scientists discover new species of turtle-headed sea snake

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. 

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Neanderthals and Homo sapiens more similar than previously thought

A cave on the Atlantic coast near Lisbon has provided researchers with key archaeological information that questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens.

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