University of Adelaide

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University of Adelaide
motto Sub Cruce Lumens

"The light (of learning) under the (Southern) Cross"

founding November 6, 1874
Sponsorship state
place Adelaide , Australia
Vice-Chancellor and President Peter Rathjen
Students about 25,000
Employee 1,144 scientific staff

The University of Adelaide is a University in Adelaide ( South Australia ).

History and organization

Mitchell Building
Bonython Hall and Conservatorium of Music

On November 6, 1874, the University of Adelaide was founded. This makes it the oldest university in South Australia, the third oldest university in Australia and older than most universities in England. The university is spread over four locations; the main campus is in the city center on North Terrace ; other locations include Waite Campus, Roseworthy Campus and Thebarton Campus in the suburb of Thebarton .

She belongs to the Group of Eight . 5 Nobel Prize winners studied here. In 2004, 18,960 students were enrolled, of which more than 3,000 were foreign students from more than 70 countries.


  • Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
  • Health sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Architecture, Law, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Economics and Commerce
  • Natural sciences

Well-known professors and alumni

Web links

Commons : University of Adelaide  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

Coordinates: 34 ° 55 ′ 14 ″  S , 138 ° 36 ′ 19 ″  E