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Office of the DVC(Research) North Terrace Campus, ADELAIDE SA 872


  • Foster a culture that values and encourages research translation by staff and students
  • Better catalyse innovation to increase generation and translation of ideas by staff and students
  • Lift end-user utilisation and commercial exploitation of our research for greater impact
  • Enhance partnerships with industry, entrepreneurs, governments and the broader community
  • I ncrease leverage of our research into high-value commercial or social outcomes
  • Equip research students as 'industry confident' for a wide range of career options



Our mission

The University is an international institution that distinctively embraces the ideal of the research university, where the excitement, vitality and passion of the search for new knowledge is one in which all students participate; as an enlightened and tolerant community where able students can find support, whatever their background or circumstances; and as a place where the Kaurna people, original custodians of the land on which the campuses now rest, are acknowledged and their culture respected. The University of Adelaide draws strength from its founding values as it fulfils its future research and teaching aspirations.

Our distinctive features

A student body of democratic breadth

  • A staff of international distinction
  • A spirit of freedom to investigate new fields
  • A sense of importance to the community
  • A goal to prepare educated leaders.

Our focus

The University has three primary areas of focus. We are committed to achieving excellence in education, research and engagement with the community