The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)


The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and teaching institution situated in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities. Founded in 1874, we are Australia’s third oldest university, South Australia’s clear research leader, and consistently rank inside the world’s top 140.

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.

Research impact

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.

2018 Times Higher Education world university rankings and the QS rankings

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1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020

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 December 2019 - 30 November 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.

Count Share
236 41.12

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 35 8.15
Physical Sciences 101 9.56
2 0.33
2 0.93
5 1.80
1 1
19 1.10
27 2.50
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
Measurements of the production cross-section for a Z boson in association with b-jets in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Observation of the associated production of a top quark and a Z boson in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Search for the HH →bb¯bb¯ process via vector-boson fusion production using proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2HDM neutral scalars under the LHC
Search for dijet resonances in events with an isolated charged lepton using √s = 13 TeV proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector
Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with same-sign leptons and jets using 139 fb−1 of data collected with the ATLAS detector
Topological sectors for heterotic M5-brane charges under Hypothesis H
Global fit of pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone Dark Matter
Measurement of isolated-photon plus two-jet production in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Search for new resonances in mass distributions of jet pairs using 139 fb−1 of pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Measurement of the Z(→ ℓ+ℓ−)γ production cross-section in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Higgs Quark Flavor Violation: Simplified Models and Status of General Two-Higgs-Doublet Model
Measurement of differential cross sections for single diffractive dissociation in √s = 8 TeV pp collisions using the ATLAS ALFA spectrometer
Measurement of J/ψ production in association with a W± boson with pp data at 8 TeV
Fluctuations of anisotropic flow in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN−−−√ = 5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Search for bottom-squark pair production with the ATLAS detector in final states containing Higgs bosons, b-jets and missing transverse momentum
1 0.08
1 0.17
3 0.05
3 0.24
1 0.03
2 0.04
15 0.28
1 0.22
3 0.43
15 0.38
Life Sciences 75 7.79
Chemistry 46 19.09

Highlight of the month

Taking sharper images of proteins faster

© Aitor Diago/Getty

© Aitor Diago/Getty

A powerful technique for imaging protein structures, cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), has just got more powerful thanks to the development of a specimen support stage that minimizes specimen movement.

Structural biology has witnessed an explosion in the number of protein structures that have been determined in recent years using cryo-EM. But while cryo-EM recently achieved atomic resolution, one problem that has prevented it from realizing its full potential is sample movement induced by the electron beam.

Now, a trio that included a researcher from the University of Adelaide in South Australia has shown that most of the sample movement is caused by buckling of the ice used to support the sample.

Using this knowledge, they developed a gold specimen support stage that eliminates this buckling and keeps specimen movement to less than an angstrom, allowing them to obtain sharper images faster.

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  1. Science 370, 223–226 (2020). doi: 10.1126/science.abb7927

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1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 17.64% Domestic
  • 82.36% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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