The University of South Australia is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the calibre of our academics and researchers.
The university is South Australia’s largest and was ranked in the top three per cent of more than 10,000 universities worldwide – in the QS World University Rankings.
The University of South Australia is a research leader with a reputation for excellence across a range of discipline areas. We are committed to high quality research that contributes practical solutions to real-world challenges.
We foster an intellectually rigorous research environment, and remain at the forefront of collaborative and industry-relevant research. The University of South Australia’s emphasis on research collaboration has resulted in our participation in a number of Cooperative Research Centres, which are Federal Government supported research initiatives to address major challenges facing Australia. We rank an impressive fifth in Australia for funding received to support CRCs.
The University of South Australia is home to 8 research institutes and 18 supported research centres, with the multidisciplinary capacity to address today’s most pressing research questions. Some of the world’s brightest minds research at the University in the areas of business, education, arts and social sciences, medical and health sciences, information technology, materials science, engineering and the environment.
We rank in the top one-third of Australian universities for research income and in the top 10 Australian universities for the percentage of academics who hold doctoral qualifications. The University maximises its international links to remain at the forefront of research, and recruits academic staff from across the world who are research leaders in their fields.
Research at the University of South Australia is inspired by challenges and opportunities, partnered with end-users and communities, and underpinned by excellence.
With 97 percent of our research rated at above world class standard* UniSA creates interdisciplinary teams that tackle significant real world challenges.
*The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)
An example of a major data collection from the University of South Australia that is openly available and continually expanded is the Water Quality Major Open Data Collection.
The availability of water quality data sets will enable future research and investigative projects concerning all aspects of water quality. It will provide valuable background data on trends and provide a reference point for a range of studies to be carried out by the community, government, industry and high level research projects performed in research institutions both nationally and internationally.
Comprehensive and supportive services are provided by the University of South Australia to assist researchers and research students to undertake their important research. Services include assistance with research administration, collaboration, information management, publication and reporting.
Australian Technology Network of Universities
The University of South Australia is a member of the Australian Technology Network (ATN) of Universities. The ATN brings together five of the most innovative and enterprising universities in Australia. ATN universities teach around 230,000 students, or almost 20% of Australia’s student population. With 1 in 4 international students choosing to study at an ATN university, they are the largest provider of international education, both with onshore and offshore students.
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