Adelaide Research

The University of Adelaide is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) research intensive universities in Australia and the international Academic Consortium for the 21st Century (AC21) which brings together 24 of the world’s leading education and research institutions.

Studying for a postgraduate research degree from UA puts you at the cutting edge of research. You'll develop skills and knowledge in an innovative institution committed to solving global challenges whilst working with some of the world's best researchers.

Our research programs offer outstanding opportunities to researchers and students from across the world, eager to learn and work at one of Australia's most respected institutions.



The University has established five world-class research institutes in partnership with government and industry.

The institutes, comprising a research community of approximately 1200 staff and students, bring together world leading researchers, supported by modern infrastructure and an innovative culture, to tackle state and national research priorities.

The multi-disciplinary focus of our institutes and centres provides a collaborative platform for research partnerships across the University and with other research organisations.

Our institutes and centres are set-up to ensure we are attending to state, national and global priorities, focusing on key challenges of critical value to society.

Some of the challenges that we are addressing include food security, the management of natural resources, the development of sustainable energy sources, advancements in health and medical genetics research, cyber security, and adapting to and mitigating climate change.

For an in-depth look at how we're tackling some of these challenges, visit our Research Impact blog.

Available funding options

The University of Adelaide offers a number of research scholarships for international applicants who wish to undertake full time study in a Masters or Doctorate Degree by Research.



All University of Adelaide research positions are advertised on the UA jobs page.


"It was the only university in the world that had such great hands-on postgraduate wine courses." [Weiterlesen]
Irina Santiago, Brazil, PhD in Viticulture

"Its music library is among the biggest in the southern hemisphere, which allows access to many resources for various musical subjects and interests." [Weiterlesen]
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