The University of Adelaide

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Adelaide, Australia

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is Australia’s third oldest university and an iconic Adelaide institution, contributing significantly to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the State and a vital part of the cultural, social and intellectual life of the community.

The University has a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence and producing graduates that make an impact on the world. The University has produced over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first Indigenous winner with five Nobel Laureates among its alumni community.

In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia process, 60 of the University’s research areas were rated at or above world class. The University of Adelaide is a comprehensive university, offering a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs underpinned by world-class research and placing high priority on the student learning experience. There are more than 25,000 students with 30 per cent of them international students from more than 90 countries, all participating in a vibrant campus life.

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Key Staff

The University is led by the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj AC.


Rhodes Scholars

With 114 Rhodes Scholars from the University of Adelaide, we continue to create leaders for the world’s future.

Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright program offers the opportunity to develop knowledge and relationships through an international exchange program.


The University of Adelaide ranked 74th in the 2023 US News Best Global Universities. The 2023 rankings measured 1750 global universities over thirteen metrics including Research Reputation, Publication Output, Citations, Highly Cited Papers and International Collaboration.

The University of Adelaide ranked 89th in the 2024 QS World University Rankings. The 2024 rankings measured 1500 global universities over five metrics – Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, International Faculty and International Students.

The University of Adelaide ranked 88th in the 2023 THE World University Rankings. The 2023 rankings measured 1600+ global universities over five performance areas – Teaching, Research, Citations, Industry Income and International Outlook.

Key Facts

23905 Students

30% International Students

7993 Program Completions

$298.5 million in total research income

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