In continuation to our last article on the GO8, this post and the next few would be focusing on the various group member universities in the GO8 conglomeration.
The University of Adelaide is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. It is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It’s a prominent member of the Group Eight (GO8) and is supposed to be one of the most reputed universities of Australia.
Its main campus is on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre. The university has five campuses throughout the state: North Terrace; Roseworthy College at Roseworthy; The Waite Institute at Urrbrae; Thebarton; and the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands. Here’s a little more about the various campuses and what they have to offer :
The is the main campus of the University. The vast majority of students and staff of the University are based at this campus, where the majority of courses are taught and schools are based. The central administration of the University and the main library, the Barr Smith Library, are both located on this campus. While many other universities have law and business schools or satellite campuses within the central business district, the University of Adelaide is unique among Australian sandstone universities for having its main presence adjacent to the main business and shopping precinct.
National Wine Centre
Located in the Adelaide Park Lands at the eastern end of North Terrace, the Wine Centre offers some of the university’s oenology courses.
The Waite campus has a strong focus on agricultural science, plant breeding and biotechnology. The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is based on the Waite campus and the campus contains components of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Located north of the city, the Roseworthy campus comprises 16 square kms of farmland and is a large centre for agricultural research.
The Thebarton campus, which is also known as Adelaide University Research Park, is the base of the University’s Office of Industry Liaison. The campus works in conjunction with the University’s commercial partners. Commercial enterprises at Thebarton campus include businesses involved in materials engineering, biotechnology, environmental services, information technology, industrial design, laser/optics technology, health products, engineering services, radar systems, telecommunications and petroleum services. The campus also provides much of the infrastructure for the Graduate Entrepreneurial Program which allows recent graduates to start businesses with support from the University.
The University is divided into five faculties, with various constituent schools:
Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences: Australian School of Petroleum (ASP); School of Chemical Engineering; School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering; School of Computer Science; School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering; School of Mathematical Sciences; School of Mechanical Engineering.
Faculty of Health Sciences: University of Adelaide School of Dentistry ; School of Medical Sciences; School of Nursing; Medical School; School of Paediatrics & Reproductive Health; School of Population Health & Clinical Practice; School of Psychology.
Faculty of Arts: Elder Conservatorium of Music; School of History & Politics; School of Humanities; School of Social Sciences.
Faculty of the Professions: School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design; Business School; School of Economics; Education Centre for Innovation & Commercialisation; School of Education; Law School.
Faculty of Sciences: School of Agriculture, Food & Wine; School of Physical Sciences; School of Biological Sciences; School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
The University of Adelaide is one of the most research-intensive universities in Australia. Its researchers are active in both basic and commercially oriented research across a broad range of fields including agriculture, health sciences and engineering.
Research strengths include Agriculture, Environment, Mineral & Energy Resources, Social Innovation, Health & Biomedical Science and Sensing & Computation.
Smoke-free university initiative
On 2 July 2010, the University officially implemented its “Smoke-Free Policy”. Security have the right to eject people smoking within the University buildings and also fine people smoking in the gardens or walkways. Also, It is the first higher education institution in South Australia to institute a smoke-free policy. The North Terrace campus has been smoke-free since July 2010, it was planned that the Waite and Roseworthy campuses would be smoke-free by 2011, and the University’s residential facilities have also been made smoke-free.
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