The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world*.

The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and teaching institution centred on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow. As Australia’s third oldest university, it has a well-established reputation for excellence and progressive thinking. This continues today, with the University proudly ranked in the top one per cent among the world’s elite. The University of Adelaide is committed to developing quality graduates who are recognised internationally for their knowledge, skills, creativity, global outlook and ability.

The University was also ranked 36th for its social and environmental sustainability performance in higher education institutions (QS Sustainability Rankings 2023).

The ‘Group of Eight’

The University of Adelaide is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, which include some of the largest and oldest institutions in the country.

Groundbreaking Research

With more than 4,500 research staff and students working together, supported by modern infrastructure and innovative culture, the University of Adelaide has all the ingredients to tackle global research challenges and deliver positive impacts for our partners.

An International Outlook

The University of Adelaide is strongly committed to international education. Since the University began enrolling international students more than 90 years ago, the University’s international student population accounts for approximately 24% of all students.

Graduate Attributes

The education experience is designed to prepare graduates with the following attributes:

• Deep discipline knowledge

• Critical thinking and problem solving

• Teamwork and communication skills

• Career and leadership readiness

• Intercultural and ethical competency

• Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

* Times Higher and QS ranking 2018

Last updated: Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022