The University of Adelaide — a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities — stands tall among the world’s leading institutions of learning and innovation.

The clearest indication of this is our consistently high rating by the most respected international assessment bodies* — all consider us one of the top 1% of universities worldwide, and the top university in our state.

We’re equally proud of the fact that the vast majority of our research is rated ‘above or well above world standard’ by the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research Australia program.

We count among our distinguished alumni: five Nobel Laureates; over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first Indigenous recipient; and Australia’s first female prime minister and Supreme Court judge. Many of our staff and teachers are internationally recognised leaders in their fields; and we attract a diverse student body of over 27,000 from more than 90 countries.

Preparing students for the future workforce

A University of Adelaide education prepares graduates for meaningful careers, relevant to the changing requirements of employers and the needs of industry and the community.

We are a university committed to global perspectives — where students learn with and from one another in an environment that pursues excellence, values creativity and welcomes diversity.

Our graduates gain deep discipline knowledge while developing the skills that employers desire, such as leadership, critical thinking and problem solving, as well as communication, resilience and an entrepreneurial mindset.

We facilitate lifelong learning for past students or industry who need to upskill, reskill or develop capabilities in the fast-changing world of work.


*QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education and Shanghai Jiao Tong’s Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU).

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