The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) Australia

Overview

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At the University of Adelaide, we unite and serve those striving to change the world—and themselves—for the better.

Established in 1874, we’re home to over 29,000 students and 3,000 staff, all working to create progress. For our community. For all. Ours is a university of outstanding quality—ranked among the top 1% globally—in the heart of Australia’s most liveable city1.

Relentlessly progressive

Adelaide was Australia’s first university to welcome female students. The first to offer science and business degrees. The first with a conservatorium of music.

Among those who’ve studied, taught, or conducted research here are Australia’s first female prime minister; the first Australian astronaut to walk in space; our country’s first Indigenous Rhodes Scholar; Australia’s first female Supreme Court judge; and five Nobel Prize winners.

Exceptional education and research

Our bold spirit continues to drive us to excel. In education, we’re recognised among the top 100 universities globally in 23 different subject areas2. In nine we’re inside the top 50; in two we’re number one in Australia.

In research, as a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities, we’re rising to global challenges in a huge range of fields, with work rated ‘well above world standard’ in 41 distinct areas3.

The 2020 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list recognised 14 of our current academics for the scale of their global influence—three in multiple fields. Times Higher Education in 2021 ranked us 62 in the world for research citations, and number two nationally.

Since 2001 our academics have received 13 coveted Australian Research Council Federation and Australian Laureate Fellowships. And in recent years we’ve twice had a researcher recognised in MIT Technology Review’s prestigious Innovators Under 35 list4. In 2020, we were the only Australian university represented; in 2019 we were one of just two.

1Economist Intelligence Unit, 2021. 2Total unique entries across QS World University Rankings by Subject, and Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject, 2021. 3Excellence in Research Australia, 2018 (the most recent assessment date). 4Asia Pacific region.

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Research

Date range: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) published between 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)
Count Share
219 39.86

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
98 10.99
70 9.37
35 15.97
35 6.32

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
34.21 38.09 35.81 39.90 41.49

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Highlight of the month

Metabolic enzyme implicated in prostate cancer

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New strategies for treating prostate cancer could come from the discovery of a metabolic pathway that prostate cancer cells use to grow and survive.

Cancer cells often use different cellular metabolisms from healthy cells.

Now, a team by led researchers at the University of Adelaide has shown that prostate tumours often express high levels of an enzyme called 6-phosphogluoconate dehydrogenase (6PGD). This enzyme activates an alternative pathway for sugar metabolism and produces antioxidants that help make cells resistant to standard hormone deprivation therapies.

The team found that tumour growth was suppressed by drugs that inhibit 6PGD.

6PGD is also activated by signalling through the androgen receptor targeted by hormone deprivation therapies, which helps explain why combination drug regimens directed at both 6PGD and the androgen receptor seem to have especially pronounced anti-tumour effects.

A plant-derived compound that inhibits 6PGD has been evaluated for safety in human volunteers. The researchers propose testing this agent, or other 6PGD blockers, in clinical trials for prostate cancer.

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References

  1. eLife 10, e62592 (2021). doi: 10.7554/eLife.62592

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 19.72% Domestic
  • 80.28% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) by Share (111 total)

  1. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and University of Wollongong (UOW) (6.17)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.40
    University of Wollongong (UOW)3.77
  2. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Monash University (6.45)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.43
    Monash University5.02
  3. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and The University of South Australia (UniSA) (4.61)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)3.15
    The University of South Australia (UniSA)1.46
  4. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and The University of Queensland (UQ) (4.51)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.00
    The University of Queensland (UQ)2.50
  5. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) (4.60)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.37
    The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)2.23
  6. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (4.35)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.86
    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)1.49
  7. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) (3.92)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.62
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)1.30
  8. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) (3.07)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.70
    University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)1.37
  9. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Flinders University (2.85)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.23
    Flinders University1.62
  10. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) (2.48)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.25
    South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)1.24

Top 10 international collaborators with The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) by Share (1717 total)

  1. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (6.39)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.60
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)3.79
  2. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and MOE Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences (5.02)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.88
    MOE Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences4.14
  3. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) (3.56)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.22
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)2.35
  4. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (3.45)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.15
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres2.29
  5. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Tianjin University (TJU) (3.29)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.54
    Tianjin University (TJU)1.74
  6. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Max Planck Society (3.29)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.56
    Max Planck Society2.73
  7. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and University of Oxford (2.99)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.77
    University of Oxford1.23
  8. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) (2.95)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.34
    National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)2.61
  9. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and University of Cambridge (2.79)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.74
    University of Cambridge1.05
  10. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Lehigh University (2.75)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.54
    Lehigh University2.21

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