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By every measure, the University of Adelaide—a member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities—stands tall among the world's leading learning and innovation institutions. The most unambiguous indication of this is our consistently high rating by the most respected international assessment bodies: QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education, and Shanghai Jiao Tong's Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU). All consider us one of the top 1% of universities worldwide and the top University in our state.

We are equally proud that the vast majority of our research is rated 'above or well above world standard' by the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research Australia program. We count among our distinguished alumni: five Nobel Laureates over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia's first Indigenous recipient and Australia's first female prime minister and Supreme Court judge. Many of our staff and teachers are internationally recognized leaders in their fields. And we attract a diverse student body of over 27,000 from more than 90 countries.

The University is an international institution that distinctively embraces the ideal of the research university, where the excitement, vitality, and passion of the search for new knowledge is one in which all students participate as an enlightened and tolerant community where able students can find support, whatever their background or circumstances and as a place where the Kaurna people, original custodians of the land on which the campuses now rest, are acknowledged and their culture respected. The University of Adelaide draws strength from its founding values to fulfill its future research and teaching aspirations.

The University has three primary areas of focus. We are committed to achieving excellence in education, research, and engagement with the community. Working closely with world-class academics, students acquire the skills, knowledge, and experience to make a significant contribution to their careers. Operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines, our academics enthusiastically share their passion for new knowledge and encourage students' pursuits of world-changing discoveries. Equally important, students have ready access to staff throughout their time here, thanks to our low staff-to-student ratios. A commitment to incredibly high teaching standards ensure students are given every opportunity to excel and fulfill their potential.

The in-depth discipline knowledge and research skills they acquire, the critical attributes of Adelaide graduate include critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork and communication skills, career and leadership readiness, intercultural and ethical competency, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence. The University's support services and opportunities, including mentoring, counseling, industry internships, career services, scholarships, and accommodation services, create an environment that provides students with the best opportunity for success.

The University of Adelaide is committed to world-class research with tangible outputs of global significance, which challenge and change the world around us. Our researchers are committed to solving the world's grandest challenges and significantly impacting the economy, health, public policy, and the quality of life. Adelaide's research strengths span a wide range of sectors, including food and wine, defense and security, health and medicine, engineering and technology, life sciences, mining and energy, and the environment.

The University works with the community through strategic partnerships and alignments with business and enterprise, government bodies, other research institutions, non-government organizations, and industry groups. This is reflected in an extensive local and international partnership network. We are committed to working with the community to make a university education's transformative effect accessible to more people and ground-breaking link research with real-life applications.

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