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University of Adelaide
Coat of Arms of the University of Adelaide
Latin: Universitas Adelaidensis
Motto Sub Cruce Lumen
Motto in English
"The light (of learning) under the (Southern) Cross"
Type Public
Established 1874; 149 years ago (1874)
Endowment $265.7 million
Budget $929 million
Chancellor Catherine Branson AC
Vice-Chancellor Peter Hoj AC
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 27,357 (2018)
Undergraduates 20,005 (2018)
Postgraduates 7,352 (2018)
Location , ,

34°55'14.4"S 138°36'19.3"E
Campus Urban: North Terrace
Suburban: Waite, Thebarton, and the National Wine Centre
Rural: Roseworthy
Overseas Education Centre: Singapore
Colours Black, white, red, gold, and blue                         
Affiliations Member of the Group of Eight, ASAIHL, ACU

The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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