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The University of Adelaide

Location North Terrace Campus, Adelaide Australia
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Ranking

# 109

QS World University Rankings
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360

Undergraduate programs
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198

Postgraduate programs
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The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and teaching institution. We are centred on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing educated leaders of tomorrow.

As Australia’s third oldest university, we have a well-established reputation for excellence and progressive thinking. This continues today, with the University proudly ranked in the top one percent, among the world’s elite. Locally we are recognised as a vital contributor to the health, wealth and cultural life of the South Australian community.

The University recognises exceptional people as one of its greatest assets. Adelaide has over 100 Rhodes Scholars and five Nobel Laureates among its distinguished alumni. We attract academic staff who are global leaders in their fields, along with the best and brightest students, who graduate equipped to embark on a fulfilling career.

With a reputation for research quality, our researchers are committed to solving the world’s grandest challenges and having significant impact on the economy, health, public policy and the quality of life. Specialist institutes and centres work collaboratively across disciplines, and in partnership with industry and government.

Adelaide offers high-quality education experiences across a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and teaching institution. We are centred on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing educated leaders of tomorrow.

As Australia’s third oldest university, we have a well-established reputation for excellence and progressive thinking. This continues today, with the University proudly ranked in the top one percent, among the world’s elite. Locally we are recognised as a vital contributor to the health, wealth and cultural life of the South Australian community.

The University recognises exceptional people as one of its greatest assets. Adelaide has over 100 Rhodes Scholars and five Nobel Laureates among its distinguished alumni. We attract academic staff who are global leaders in their fields, along with the best and brightest students, who graduate equipped to embark on a fulfilling career.

With a reputation for research quality, our researchers are committed to solving the world’s grandest challenges and having significant impact on the economy, health, public policy and the quality of life. Specialist institutes and centres work collaboratively across disciplines, and in partnership with industry and government.

Adelaide offers high-quality education experiences across a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #102
  • 2014
    #=104
  • 2015
    #100
  • 2016
    #=113
  • 2017
    #125
  • 2018
    #=109
  • 2019
    #114
  • 2020
    #106
  • 2021
    #106
  • 2022
    #108
  • 2023
    #109

Ranking criteria

57
Overall
52.3
Academic Reputation
35.2
Employer Reputation
17.2
Faculty Student Ratio
94.5
Citations per Faculty
99.8
International Faculty Ratio
99.8
International Students Ratio
93.1
International Research Network
40.2
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

The University of Adelaide offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate degrees, relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community.

In addition to program-specific knowledge, our students develop strong skills in:

  • career readiness and leadership
  • intercultural and ethical competency
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • teamwork and communication
  • self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Our undergraduate degrees span across five faculties, and include the following subject areas:

  • Faculty of Arts: music, teaching, languages, media, international studies and development, and social sciences;
  • Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences: engineering, computer and mathematical sciences;
  • -Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences: dentistry and oral health, nursing, medicine, health and Medical Sciences and psychology;
  • The Faculty of the Professions: law, business, economics, finance, architecture and innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Faculty of Sciences: biology, agriculture, food science, and oenology

Small group discovery is central to campus life and is our unique education proposition. This innovative approach has a focus on undergraduate research, which means every student in every program has an opportunity to experience the thrill of discovery, in small groups, under the expert guidance of global leaders in their fields.

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The University of Adelaide offers world-class postgraduate programs in a range of disciplines and specialisations. Our programs are driven by cutting-edge research and are underpinned by innovation and relevance.

Our postgraduate offering is split into coursework degrees and research degrees.

Coursework postgraduate degrees are highly practical and the courses are delivered via lecturers and tutorials. Areas of study for postgraduate coursework, include:

  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Business, Economics and Finance
  • Computer Science/IT 
  • Education 
  • Engineering 
  • Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation 
  • Health and Medical Sciences 
  • Law 
  • Music 
  • Science and Agriculture

Research postgraduate degrees are research-intensive and are centred around one-on-one interactions with a supervisor. Areas of study for postgraduate research, include: 

  • Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science 
  • Health Sciences 
  • Arts 
  • Professions 
  • Sciences 
  • And our various Institutes and Centres also offer postgraduate research opportunities

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