The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and higher education institution situated in the heart of one of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities. Founded in 1874, we’re Australia’s third oldest university and consistently rank among the world’s elite—in the top one per cent globally and number one in South Australia.
Our reputation for excellence and breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We proudly count among our distinguished alumni: five Nobel Laureates; more than 120 Fulbright Scholars; and over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including two female Indigenous Australian recipients. Australia’s first female prime minister and Supreme Court judge were also University of Adelaide graduates.
Today, our vibrant high-achieving culture continues to attract some of the world’s best and brightest—academic leaders from all corners of the globe and students from more than 90 countries.