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Our reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister and Supreme Court judge were also University of Adelaide graduates.
We currently have 12 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers (2019), and, since 2001 our academics have received 11 coveted Australian Research Council Federation and Laureate Fellowships.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest- discipline leaders from around the globe and close to 8,000 international students from more than 90 countries, representing around 29% of our near-27,000 total student body.
The University of Adelaide is committed to conducting future-making research with global impact. A member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, we address the world’s greatest challenges.Our researchers work closely across multiple disciplines and in productive partnership with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe.
The resulting outputs are universally rated ‘world standard or above’ by the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia assessment (2018). This includes the highest possible rating in 41 distinct fields, spanning engineering, mathematics, science, medical and health sciences, agriculture and artificial intelligence.
Importantly, our work generates tangible community benefit. A London Economics report commissioned by the Go8 in 2018 valued our total contribution to South Australia’s economy at over AUS$4.23 billion.
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1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020
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 July 2019 - 30 June 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output 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.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|American Journal of Human Genetics||2||0.05|
|Journal of Biological Chemistry||5||1.63|
|Journal of Cell Biology||1||0.13|
|Journal of Experimental Medicine||1||0.68|
|Journal of Neuroscience||2||1.33|
|Nature Cell Biology||1||0.08|
|Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America||2||0.84|
|Proceedings of the Royal Society B||7||1.96|
|Science Translational Medicine||1||0.02|
|The EMBO Journal||2||0.05|
|The Plant Cell||1||0.31|
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||43||8.92|
Highlight of the month
Wildlife hotspots will feel the heat
© Daniela White Images/Getty
Tropical forests and other biodiversity hotspots will be hit hardest by global warming.
Wildlife is thought to flourish in areas with stable temperatures, since they provide safe havens during periods of rapid environmental change. But whether these refuges can buffer against human-induced climate change is uncertain.
Now, a team led by researchers from the University of Adelaide has mapped regional temperature and rainfall trends on a near-century timescale for the last 21,000 years. When they overlaid this with global biodiversity hotspots, they found that nearly half of the species-rich area was characterized by a combination of stable temperatures and variable rainfall. Droughts and floods encourage diversity by intermittently restricting and expanding suitable habitats.
The team modelled these trends under future greenhouse gas emissions, and found that more than 55% of land and ocean with historically stable temperatures will be in the unstable category by the end of the century.
- Nature Climate Change 10, 244−248 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41558-019-0682-7
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 20.91% Domestic
- 79.09% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (126 total)
- The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia
- Domestic institution
The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
Flinders University, Australia
SA Health, Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Monash University, Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (1924 total)
- The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia
- Foreign institution
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Tianjin University (TJU), China
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Max Planck Society, Germany
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
Wuhan University (WHU), China
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China
Kent State University, United States of America (USA)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ARC Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), Australia
- ARC Centre for the Molecular Genetics of Development (CMGD), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB), Australia
- ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation, Australia
- ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production (TC-IWP), Australia
- AuScope Limited, Australia
- Australia-China Research Centre for Crop Improvement (ACRCCI), Australia
- Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Australia
- Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF), Australia
- Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd. (AGT), Australia
- Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource (APCB), Australia
- Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC), Australia
- Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS), Australia
- IceCube Collaboration, United States of America (USA)
- International PSC Study Group (IPSCSG), Australia
- Large Animal Research Imaging Facility (LARIF), Australia
- MOE Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences, China
- Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Australia
- The ATLAS Collaboration, Switzerland
- The Genographic Project, United States of America (USA)
- The H.E.S.S. Collaboration, Germany
- The Pierre Auger Collaboration, Argentina
- University of Adelaide-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Centre for Agriculture and Health, China
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