The University of Adelaide is an international institution that distinctively embraces the ideal of the research university, where the excitement, vitality and passion of the search for new knowledge is one in which all students participate; as an enlightened and tolerant community where able students can find support, whatever their background or circumstances; and as a place where the Kaurna people, original custodians of the land on which the campuses now rest, are acknowledged and their culture respected.

As a university, The University of Adelaide’s 3 main activities are teaching and learning; research; and engagement. Our research strengths include: engineering and environmental sciences; biological and agricultural sciences; humanities, law and creative arts; mathematical, information and computing sciences; physical, chemical and earth sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and medical and health sciences.