The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) Australia

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At the University of Adelaide, we unite and serve those striving to change the world—and themselves—for the better.

Established in 1874, we’re home to around 27,000 students and 3,000 staff, all working to create progress. For our community. For all. Ours is a university of outstanding quality—ranked among the top 1% globally—in the heart of one of Australia’s most liveable cities.

Relentlessly progressive

Adelaide was Australia’s first university to welcome female students in all degrees. The first to offer qualifications in science and business. The first with a conservatorium of music.

Among those who’ve studied, taught, or conducted research here are Australia’s first female prime minister; the first Australian astronaut to walk in space; our country’s first Indigenous Rhodes Scholar; Australia’s first female Supreme Court judge; and five Nobel Prize winners.

Exceptional education and research

Our bold spirit continues to drive us to excel. In education, we’re recognised among the top 100 universities globally in 22 different subject areas1. In nine we’re inside the top 50; in two we’re number one in Australia.

In research, as a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities, we’re rising to global challenges in a huge range of fields, with work rated ‘well above world standard’ in 41 distinct areas2.

The 2021 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list recognised 16 of our current academics for the scale of their global influence—four in multiple fields. Times Higher Education in 2022 ranked us 111 in the world for research citations, and number three nationally.

And we’ve had a researcher recognised in MIT Technology Review’s prestigious Innovators Under 35 list3 the last three years in a row; in 2021 we had two.

1 Total unique entries across QS World University Rankings by Subject, Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject, and Times Higher Education, 2022. 2 Excellence in Research Australia, 2018 (the most recent assessment date). 3 Asia Pacific region.

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Research

Date range: 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) published between 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)
Count Share
221 42.84

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
99 9.42
60 8.25
30 7.11
54 22.87

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
38.09 35.81 39.90 41.44 45.50

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Highlight of the month

Moving makes reef fish more risk adverse

© Georgette Douwma/Stone/Getty Images

Coral-reef fish tend to become more wary of predators when they move into traditionally cooler waters.

A warming climate is causing animals to move from their traditional habitats. In particular, tropical fish are extending their range by moving to waters that were more temperate in the past.

Species that are better at adapting their predator-avoidance tactics are thought to be more likely to survive in new environments.

Now, two researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and a collaborator have investigated this hypothesis in coral-reef fish by seeing how they adapted their antipredator behaviours along 730 kilometres of the southeast coast of Australia.

They found that tropical fish can show more risk-averse behaviours — such as fleeing at longer distances and sheltering for longer — as they moved away from their traditional habitats.

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References

  1. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289, 20212676 (2022). doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.2676

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 21.21% Domestic
  • 78.79% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) by Share (119 total)

  1. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Monash University (10.54)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.43
    Monash University8.11
  2. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and The University of Queensland (UQ) (6.59)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.54
    The University of Queensland (UQ)4.05
  3. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) (6.32)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)4.44
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)1.88
  4. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and The University of South Australia (UniSA) (3.61)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.60
    The University of South Australia (UniSA)1.01
  5. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) (4.45)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.25
    The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)2.21
  6. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) (3.38)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.82
    South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)1.55
  7. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Australian National University (ANU) (3.96)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.45
    Australian National University (ANU)2.50
  8. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) (4.23)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.48
    The University of Western Australia (UWA)2.74
  9. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and University of Wollongong (UOW) (2.60)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.15
    University of Wollongong (UOW)1.45
  10. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Macquarie University (2.24)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.80
    Macquarie University1.44

Top 10 international collaborators with The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) by Share (1563 total)

  1. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and MOE Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences (6.02)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.98
    MOE Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences5.04
  2. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) (4.30)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.30
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)2.99
  3. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (4.27)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.60
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)2.68
  4. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Tianjin University (TJU) (3.81)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.61
    Tianjin University (TJU)2.20
  5. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Max Planck Society (3.75)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.93
    Max Planck Society2.82
  6. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Fudan University (3.23)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)1.05
    Fudan University2.18
  7. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Tsinghua University (3.12)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)2.49
    Tsinghua University0.63
  8. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (2.85)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.61
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres2.25
  9. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and Soochow University (2.76)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.76
    Soochow University2.00
  10. The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) and TU Dresden (2.49)
    The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)0.85
    TU Dresden1.64

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