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The University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia

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History, Affiliations, and Rankings

The University of Adelaide was established in 1874 and is among the oldest universities in Australia. In 1876, the university provided its first program, Bachelor of Arts. In 1880 the University of Adelaide was the first Australian university to admit women as students and also, the first university to have a woman in University Council, Australia. The University of Adelaide had been accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation and they are the only college in the world to receive ACEEU dual accreditation for being an Entrepreneurial and Engaged University. The University of Adelaide had been ranked 108th in QS World University Rankings 2022 and had been ranked 111th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

The University of Adelaide has four campuses in total, three in South Australia and one in Melbourne i.e. North Terrace, Waite, Roseworthy, and Melbourne. The main campus of the University is North Terrace situated at the heart of Adelaide, the North Terrace campus is surrounded by the countries’ art gallery, museum, and library. Waite campus is situated about seven kilometres from Adelaide. It is home to the internationally known Waite Research Institute. The campus is the most distinguished plant and agricultural research site in the South. Roseworthy campus is situated about 50 kilometres to the north of the city. Melbourne campus is situated in the state of Victoria. Located on the western border of the city in Docklands. There’s high-end shopping, cinemas, and multi-purpose sports courts in the neighbourhood of their Melbourne campus. The university provides a wide range of academic courses. It offers courses in the fields of Natural Sciences, Medicines, Engineering, and Social Sciences and is famous for its streams in Petroleum Engineering, Dentistry, and Veterinary Sciences

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The University of Adelaide had produced 114 Rhode Scholars throughout its inception. Only fifteen Nobel Laureates have been awarded in Australia and five of these are awarded to University of Adelaide Lecturers. Among them, the University of Adelaide has, the second youngest-ever professor to win the Nobel laureate and the only father-son duo to have won the Nobel Laureates in the same year. The Notable Alumni are Julia Gillard, the first female Prime Minister of Australia has graduated from the University of Adelaide, Robin Warren, who alongside Barry Marshall, discovered that peptic ulcers were largely caused by the infection Helicobacter pylori, graduated from the university in the 1950s. Warren and Marshall won the Nobel Prize for their discovery in 2005.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Adelaide focuses a lot on equality and has a long-lasting history of championing the rights of students in higher education. The University of Adelaide has more than 22,000 student enrolments out of which about 9000 are international students from over 100 countries with more than 3,400 staff members on its premises. The female to male student ratio at the University is 49:51, making it a fairly gender-balanced and diverse University to study at. In short, students at the University of Adelaide have great career prospects ahead of them, regardless of their background. Some of the leading recruiters at the University of Adelaide are – Mckinsey, Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, United Health Group, and others.

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