The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)


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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1 July 2020 - 30 June 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 July 2020 - 30 June 2021 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.

Count Share
233 39.18

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Life Sciences 77 9.27
Earth & Environmental Sciences 37 8.11
Chemistry 34 14.68
Physical Sciences 102 9.83
3 0.25
5 1.23
4 1.38
2 0.29
15 1.09
25 3.33
The ScotoSinglet Model: a scalar singlet extension of the Scotogenic Model
Convergent Bayesian global fits of 4D composite Higgs models
Global fits of axion-like particles to XENON1T and astrophysical data
A comparison of optimisation algorithms for high-dimensional particle and astrophysics applications
Strong first order electroweak phase transition in 2HDM confronting future Z & Higgs factories
Search for Higgs boson production in association with a high-energy photon via vector-boson fusion with decay into bottom quark pairs at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Measurement of light-by-light scattering and search for axion-like particles with 2.2 nb−1 of Pb+Pb data with the ATLAS detector
Precision Higgs couplings in neutral naturalness models: an effective field theory approach
Search for dark matter in association with an energetic photon in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Does SUSY have friends? A new approach for LHC event analysis
Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with jets and missing transverse momentum using 139 fb - 1 of = 13 TeV pp collision data with the ATLAS detector√𝑠
Measurement of hadronic event shapes in high-pT multijet final states at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Comparative studies of 2HDMs under the Higgs boson precision measurements
Measurements of top-quark pair single- and double-differential cross-sections in the all-hadronic channel in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV using the ATLAS detector
Reconstruction and identification of boosted di-τ systems in a search for Higgs boson pairs using 13 TeV proton-proton collision data in ATLAS
Search for new non-resonant phenomena in high-mass dilepton final states with the ATLAS detector
Search for Search for pairs of scalar leptoquarks decaying into quarks and electrons or muons in s√ = 13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detectorpairs of scalar leptoquarks decaying into quarks and electrons or muons in s = 13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector
Search for direct production of electroweakinos in final states with missing transverse momentum and a Higgs boson decaying into photons in pp collisions at s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum using s = 13 TeV proton-proton collisions recorded by ATLAS in Run 2 of the LHC
Search for tt¯ resonances in fully hadronic final states in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Signal versus background interference in H+→tb¯ signals for MSSM benchmark scenarios
Measurements of inclusive and differential cross-sections of combined tt¯γ and tWγ production in the eμ channel at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at √s = 8 TeV
Performance of the missing transverse momentum triggers for the ATLAS detector during Run-2 data taking
Type-I 2HDM under the Higgs and electroweak precision measurements
1 0.17
1 0.01
2 0.12
1 0.03
1 0
3 0.05
18 0.88
4 0.26
1 0.29
16 0.45

Highlight of the month

Tropical fish could flounder in acidifying oceans

© Federica Grassi/Moment/Getty Images

© Federica Grassi/Moment/Getty Images

Carbon emissions could make cool waters unwelcoming for tropical fish escaping rising sea temperatures.

As the oceans warm, tropical fish and other heat-seeking sea life can expand their habitats into temperate waters, a process known as tropicalization. Ocean acidification also affects marine ecosystems, but how the two effects interact is unclear.

Now, a team led by researchers from Adelaide University has compared the numbers of warm-adapted sea urchins and tropical fishes living in temperate tropicalization hotspots and around volcanic vents that emit carbon dioxide, to replicate ocean acidification.

In temperate waters, sea urchins transform kelp forests that support temperate fish species into barren habitats that attract various tropical fish. However, in acidified waters, sea urchin populations plummeted by 87%, turf algae took over from barren habitats, and tropical fish diversity dropped.

Understanding the combined effect of warming and acidification on tropical and temperate fish could reveal whether marine ecosystem structures will be able to adjust to climate change.

Supported content

  1. Nature Climate Change 11, 249–256 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41558-020-00980-w

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1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 19.81% Domestic
  • 80.19% International

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Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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