Research is critical in solving many of the world’s current and future challenges.

As Australia’s leading university for interdisciplinary research*, the University of South Australia is inspired by these challenges and committed to developing forward thinking, user-led solutions that have real impacts.  

Our researchers are globally connected and engaged, working closely with Governments, industries and communities to deliver responsive, clever and enterprising outcomes. 

With our high quality research, our groundbreaking contributions are transforming lives every day.

*U-Multirank 2015, based on number of references our research publications make to publications from other scientific disciplines.

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Research Themes

Research at the University of South Australia has been positioned around six key themes to ensure we can deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that respond to the most pressing needs of society.

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See why we are ranked in the top one-third of Australian universities for research income and why 86 per cent of our assessed research rated at or above world-class level.