Australia Universities in Adelaide

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Australia universities in Adelaide are among the most prestigious educational institutions in the country. 

The university that bears the name of South Australia's capital city prides itself on having Nobel prize winners among its graduates.

Studying in Adelaide can be cheaper than in Sydney or Melbourne, while still enjoying a vibrant student life.

Adelaide was voted as the best Australian city to visit in 2014 by Lonely Planet. Probably because of the great wines and food, the beautiful beaches and its famous Festival of Arts running since 1960.

The three universities there are Flinders, University of South Australia and University of Adelaide.

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is the third oldest uni in Australia - it was established in 1874. It teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Some of the courses on offer include arts, science, health and medicine, engineering, business, innovation and entrepreneurship, law, architecture, indigenous programs.

Four of the Australian scientists who received a Nobel prize graduated or taught at University of Adelaide:

  • Father and son team, Sir William Bragg and Sir Lawrence Bragg, awarded the prestigious prize for physics in 1915. Both of them had strong links with the university, the father as a professor and the son as a student.
  • Sir Howard Walter Florey, acknowledged in 1945 for his contribution to medicine.
  • Dr J Robin Warren, who received the Nobel prize for medicine in 1945.

 The university has four campuses:

  • The main one is the North Terrace campus in the centre of the city.  
  • Thebarton campus, very close to the city, is a technology research centre and has a business incubator that help graduates develop business strategies and acquire entrepreneurial skills.
  • The Roseworthy campus is dedicated to agricultural and veterinary sciences and natural resource management. 
  • The Waite campus specialises in agriculture and horticulture research, and is a centre of expertise for wine, cereals and land management.


Australia Universities - Flinders

Established in 1966, Flinders University caters to domestic and international students, who learn full time or part time. There are about 300 courses in disciplines such as arts, business, law, health and medicine, education, engineering, science.

The main campus is in Bedford Park, south of Adelaide CBD. The other regional and interstate locations are in:

  • Port Lincoln, a marine science centre; 
  • Mount Gambier, Barossa, Victor Harbour and Renmark - rural clinical schools;
  • Warrnambool and Hamilton, Victoria - rural health  
  • Alice Springs, Katherine, Casuarina, Nhulunbuy - Northern Territory - rural health centres or clinical schools 


University of South Australia

The educational institution offers various courses in business, teaching, engineering, arts, social sciences, health sciences. 

It has five campuses, four of which are in Adelaide: 

  • City East, 
  • City West, 
  • Magill, 
  • Mawson Lakes 

The fifth campus is in Whyalla, in rural South Australia, offering courses in nursing, social work, business. 







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