Discover our research

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.

Priority research areas

Our research institutes and centres have the multidisciplinary capacity to address research questions in a range of priority areas that include health and medical research, materials and minerals science, social and environmental sustainability, telecommunications, marketing science, and defence and security.

Emerging research priorities which have been awarded substantial funding include population and indigenous health, space-based wireless sensor networks, and business.

The Australian Federal and State governments have awarded the University over $13 million to support research centres of national importance in the humanities and social sciences, including the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education and the Australian Centre for Child Protection.

Take a closer look

  • Our research performance

    Our research performance

    Hear some of our great research success stories and funding highlights.

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  • Research Themes

    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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  • Research expertise

    Research expertise

    Discover and tap into our research expertise. Find an expert or discover our facilities.

    Access our expertise

  • Research Outputs Repository

    Research Outputs Repository

    Find books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and theses by UniSA researchers and students.

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Research fellowships


To advance your career in a supportive and dynamic environment, consider becoming a research fellow.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

Launch or advance your research career with a research degree in an inspiring, leading-edge environment.

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Industry and partners

Industry and partners

Find out how UniSA research is conducted in partnership with industry, government and the community.

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Areas of study and research

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