The University of Adelaide


The University of Adelaide is consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. The University of Adelaide is recognised globally as a leading research university.

The University of Adelaide fosters exciting, diverse and impactful health research through its Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Our researchers conduct cutting edge, transformative research that provides new insights into human biology and delivers real health outcomes to our community. ​​​​

Across the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the University of Adelaide conducts world-class fundamental, biomedical, translational and population health research that is consistently ranked in the top 1% of Universities internationally.

The University of Adelaide’s research activities cover the life course, from conception to ageing and fall under 17 key areas:

  • Cancer Biology and Clinical Oncology
  • Cardiac, Respiratory and Vascular Health
  • Fertility and Conception
  • Pregnancy and Birth
  • Early origins of Health
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Neuroscience Behaviour and Brain Health
  • Surgical Health Systems and Innovation
  • Indigenous Health and Health Equity
  • Nutrition and Metabolic Health
  • Oral Health; Musculoskeletal Health
  • Immunology and Infection
  • Translation Health Outcomes
  • Innovative Therapeutics
  • Ageing, Frailty and Mobility
  • Men’s Health

The University also houses three Institutes of significant importance to health and medical research in South Australia:

The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) conducts globally competitive research and development in machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision and deep learning.

The Robinson Research Institute is conducting research on how events and circumstances before birth and during early life impacts an individuals’ healthy development in order to develop effective interventions to protect children and improve their prospects of living a healthy life. ​

The South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute (SAIGENCI) is an independent cancer-focused medical research institute located in South Australia; focussing on cancer research and clinical trials, which will include new cutting-edge technologies in immunotherapies and genomics.

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