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The University of Adelaide

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Motto Sub Cruce Lumen
"The light (of learning) under the (Southern) Cross"
Established 1874
Type Public
Chancellor The Hon John von Doussa QC
Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha
Staff 1,144 (academic)
Undergraduates 12,936
Postgraduates 5,449
Location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Campus Urban (North Terrace (City), Roseworthy, Waite, Thebarton and the National Wine Centre of Australia)
Affiliations Member of Group of Eight
Website www.adelaide.edu.au

The University of Adelaide (colloquially Adelaide University or Adelaide Uni) is a public university located in Adelaide. Established in 1874, the university is the third oldest in Australia. It has produced three Nobel laureates, one hundred Rhodes scholars and is a member of the Group of Eight. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of March 2005)  - Population  1,540,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... The city of San Francisco, an example of an urban area. ... National Wine Centre, in the East Adelaide Parklands Centre interior A sensory experience Taste the exquisite wines of Australia and beyond The National Wine Centre of Australia (commonly the Wine Centre) is situated at the end of North Terrace, Adelaides cultural boulevard, in the East Adelaide Parklands and adjacent... The Group of Eight (Go8) is a lobby group for the tertiary institutions generally considered to be the most prestigious and research-intensive universities in Australia. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... Winners of the Nobel prize are scientists, writers and peacemakers who have been awarded in their field of endeavour, and who are known collectively as either Nobel laureates or Nobel Prize winners. ... Rhodes House in Oxford Rhodes Scholarships were created by Cecil John Rhodes. ... The Group of Eight (Go8) is a lobby group for the tertiary institutions generally considered to be the most prestigious and research-intensive universities in Australia. ...


Its main campus is located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in the city-centre alongside prominent institutions such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia. The university also has four other campuses throughout the city: Roseworthy College at Roseworthy; The Waite Institute at Glen Osmond; Adelaide University Research Park at Thebarton; and the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands. North Terrace, Adelaide - Cultural Precinct Adelaide in 1839 as viewed south-east from North Terrace North Terrace is a street in Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. ... Art Gallery of South Australia The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in Adelaide, is the premier arts institution in the Australian state of South Australia. ... The South Australian Museum is a museum in Adelaide, South Australia, founded in 1856. ... The State Library of South Australia. ... Roseworthy Agricultural College was established in 1883, the first agricultural college in Australia. ... Roseworthy (34°32′ S 138°44′ E) is a town in South Australia, about 10 km north of Gawler. ... Peter Waite (1834 - 1922) was a South Australian pastoralist and public benefactor. ... Glen Osmond is a small suburb of Adelaide in the City of Burnside located in the foothills of the Adelaide Hills. ... Thebarton (located at , postcode 5031, altitude 31m) is a suburb the city of Adelaide, South Australia. ... National Wine Centre, in the East Adelaide Parklands Centre interior A sensory experience Taste the exquisite wines of Australia and beyond The National Wine Centre of Australia (commonly the Wine Centre) is situated at the end of North Terrace, Adelaides cultural boulevard, in the East Adelaide Parklands and adjacent... The Adelaide Park Lands (commonly Adelaide Parklands) are the parklands that surround the City of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. ...

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History

The University was established on 6 November 1874, after a 20,000 pound donation by grazier and copper miner Walter Watson Hughes. It is the third oldest university in Australia. The first Chancellor was Sir Richard Hanson and the first Vice-Chancellor was Dr Augustus Short. The first degree offered was the Bachelor of Arts and the University started teaching in March 1876. In 1881, the University of Adelaide was the first Australian university to admit women to science courses and its first female graduate was Edith Emily Dornwell. The great hall of the University, Bonython Hall, was built in 1936 following a donation from the owner of The Advertiser newspaper, Sir Langdon Bonython. November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Sir Walter Watson Hughes (22 August 1803 – 1 January 1887), founder of the University of Adelaide, South Australia. ... Sir Richard Davies Hanson (December 6, 1805, London - March 4, 1876), was the fourth Premier of South Australia, from 30 September 1857 until 8 May 1860, and chief justice of South Australia. ... Augustus Short (11 June 1802 - 5 October 1883), was the first Anglican bishop of Adelaide, South Australia. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Advertiser is the only local daily newspaper published in Adelaide, South Australia. ... Portrait of Bonython in 1915. ...


Campuses

North Terrace

The North Terrace entrance. From L to R: The Mitchell Building, Elder Hall, Bonython Hall.
The North Terrace entrance. From L to R: The Mitchell Building, Elder Hall, Bonython Hall.

The main campus of the University forms the centre of Adelaide's main cultural precinct, North Terrace. It is bordered by the Art Gallery of South Australia, the State Library of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... North Terrace, looking west from Kintore Avenue Adelaide in 1839 as viewed south-east from North Terrace North Terrace is a street in Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. ... Art Gallery of South Australia The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in Adelaide, is the premier arts institution in the Australian state of South Australia. ... The State Library of South Australia. ... The South Australian Museum is a museum in Adelaide, South Australia, founded in 1856. ...


The vast majority of students and staff of the University are based at the North Terrace 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 the 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 sandstone Australian universities for having its main presence so close to the main business and shopping precinct.


Bonython Hall, the great hall of the University, is located on North Terrace and forms the main North Terrace street frontage of the campus. It is one of the many historic and heritage listed buildings located at the North Terrace campus. Others include Elder Hall, the Mitchell Building and the reading room of the Barr Smith Library.


The North Terrace campus also regularly hosts live music and cultural events, particularly on the Barr Smith Lawns, in Union Hall and in the UniBar operated by the Adelaide University Union.


Waite

The Waite campus has a strong focus on agricultural science, plant breeding and biotechnology. A number of other organisations are based on the site, including the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG). 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. Agricultural science is a broad multidisciplinary field that encompasses the parts of exact, natural, economic, and social sciences that are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture. ... Plant breeding has been practiced for thousands of years. ... The structure of insulin Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the national government body for scientific research in Australia. ... The Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) is a research organisation focusing on improving the resistance of wheat and barley to hostile environmental conditions, using functional genomics technologies. ...


It is situated in Adelaide's south-eastern foothills, in the suburb of Urrbrae on 1.74 square kilometres of land. A large amount of the land was donated in 1924 by the pastoralist Peter Waite. This donation was initially used to establish the Waite Agricultural Research Institute which later became the Waite campus. Urrbrae is a suburb of Adelaide in the City of Mitcham. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Pastoralists are people whose main source of livelihood is livestock with which they move seasonally in search of fresh pasture and water. ... Peter Waite (1834 - 1922) was a South Australian pastoralist and public benefactor. ...


Roseworthy

Main article: Roseworthy College

Located north of the city, the Roseworthy campus comprises 16 km² of farmland and is a large centre for agricultural research. Other organistations linked to the campus include SARDI and the Murray TAFE. Roseworthy Agricultural College was established in 1883, the first agricultural college in Australia. ... Farmland can have several meanings: See: Farm for a general discussion of farming Farmland, Indiana, a town in the United States Farmland (cooperative), an agricultural cooperative This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Farmlands in Hebei province, China. ... In Australia, Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are those which offer a wide range of post-secondary education and training, generally in vocational fields (such as hospitality, tourism, construction, woodwork, secretarial skills, community work, etc), often at a level of difficulty below that of a corresponding or related...


Thebarton

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 flames for the recent Sydney and Athens Olympic games were developed at the Thebarton campus by the TEC group.


Colleges

A number of residential colleges are affiliated with the University. They include Aquinas College, Lincoln College, St Ann's College, St. Mark's College and Kathleen Lumley College. All are located within close walking distance of the University in the Adelaide suburb of North Adelaide. In addition to providing accommodation and meals for local, interstate and international students, each college organises academic support, social activities and sporting opportunities for its members. Aquinas College is a Catholic Residential College for University students to live at while studying at one of South Australias three major tertiary institutions, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia. ... Lincoln College is a co-educational residential college affiliated with the University of Adelaide and the Uniting Church which provides accommodation for 240 students. ... St. ... North Adelaide is the predominately residential suburb north of the River Torrens but within the Adelaide Parklands. ...


Academia

The University is divided into five faculties, with various subsidiary schools:

  • Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences: Australian School of Petroleum (ASP); School of Chemical Engineering; School of Civil & Environmental Engineering; School of Computer Science; Education Centre for Innovation & Commercialisation; School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering; School of Mathematical Sciences; School of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: School of Dentistry; School of Medical Sciences; Medical School; School of Paediatrics & Reproductive Health; School of Population Health & Clinical Practice; School of Psychology.
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences: Elder Conservatorium of Music; School of History & Politics; School of Humanities; School of Social Sciences; Wilto Yerlo Centre for Australian Indigenous Research & Studies.
  • Faculty of the Professions: Graduate School of Business; School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design; School of Commerce; School of Economics; School of Education; Law School.
  • Faculty of Sciences: School of Agriculture, Food & Wine; School of Chemistry & Physics; School of Earth & Environmental Sciences; School of Molecular & Biomedical Science.

Some examples of recent influences to the University's teaching and research priorities are the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in Adelaide's northern suburbs to which the University provides many physics, engineering and IT graduates, the growth in South Australia's wine industry which is supported by the Waite and National Wine Centre campuses producing oenology and agriculture/viticulture graduates. The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is a branch of the Australian Department of Defence which researches and develops technologies for use in the Australian Defence Industry. ... Oenology is the study of wines in general. ... wine grapes Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) refers to the cultivation of grapes, often for use in the production of wine. ...


In addition, the university participates in the Auto-ID Labs. Auto-ID Labs Logo The Auto-ID Labs network is a renowned research group in the field of networked RFID and emerging sensing technologies. ...


Student life

Associations

As of the first of July 2006, membership of the Adelaide University Union (AUU) has been voluntary for all students, following the passing of voluntary student unionism (VSU) legislation by the Federal Government. The AUU funds seven affiliates which carry out their functions autonomously. They are the Adelaide University Postgraduate Students’ Association (AUPGSA), the Clubs Association (CA), the Overseas Students’ Association (OSA), the Roseworthy Agricultural Campus Student Union Council (RACSUC), the Adelaide University Sports Association (AUSA), the Students’ Association of the University of Adelaide (SAUA) and the Waite Institute Students’ Association (WISA). The Adelaide University Union (AUU) was founded in 1895. ... Ä¿ It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into University of Adelaide. ... Voluntary student unionism (VSU) is a policy under which membership of – and payment of membership fees to – university student organisations is not compulsory. ... The Adelaide University Sports Association (AUSA) was founded in 1896. ...


Media

Main article: On Dit
  • Adelaidean
  • Lumen

On Dit is a newspaper published by the Students Association of the University of Adelaide, which appears weekly during semester time. ...

Sports

Most University sport is organised by the Adelaide University Sports Association (AUSA). The Sports Association was founded in 1896 by the Adelaide University Boat, Tennis and Lacrosse Clubs. The Association is affiliated to the Adelaide University Union (AUU) and University of Adelaide. The AUSA supports 37 sporting clubs who provide a diverse range of sporting opportunities to students of the University of Adelaide (AU). The AUSA is a major stakeholder in the AU North Terrace Campus based Sports Hub fitness centre and the North Adelaide based university playing fields. // Adelaide University Lacrosse Club. ...


Student Enrolment

The University currently enrolls in excess of 19,000 students, including 4,500 international students from more than 90 countries. Although large by comparative standards, such when compared to North American Ivy League Schools, the University of Adelaide is Australia's second smallest Group of Eight university, and in that way, Australia's closest comparison to an elite North American college.


Notable people

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See also

ACELL is an acronym for Australasian Chemistry Enhanced Laboratory Learning. ... Chemistry (from Persian language کیمیا Kimia and Greek χημεία khēmeía[1] meaning alchemy) is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as gases, molecules, crystals, and metals. ... The University of Adelaide Law School is a law school in Australia. ... The School of Architecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design is a school of Adelaide University, contained within the facualty of the professions. ... The Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) is based in the University of Adelaide. ... The Elder School of Music is part of the University of Adelaide, it incorporates the Elder Conservatorium of Music and the former Flinders Street School of Music and is part of the Helpmann Academy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Cordon Bleu school in Ottawa, Canada Le Cordon Bleu (French for blue ribbon) is an international group of cooking schools teaching French cuisine. ... Gastronomy is the study of relationship between culture and food. ...

External links

  • The University of Adelaide website
  • Adelaide University Sports Association

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