University of South Australia

251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
22 nd
University Impact Ranking 2019
=26 th
Young University Rankings 2019
GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia, SA 5001, Australia

About University of South Australia

Australia’s University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous.

Ranked number one in Australia for quality education^ and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class*, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.

Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Its graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. 
 

Highlights 

RANKED IN THE TOP 50 UNDER 50 
Ranked #26, 2019 THE Young University Rankings

No.1 IN AUSTRALIA FOR QUALITY EDUCATION 
2019 THE University Impact Rankings

RANKED IN THE TOP 10 IN AUSTRALIA FOR EMPLOYER SATISFACTION 
QILT: 2018 Employer Satisfaction Survey, Overall Satisfaction Indicator – National Report

100% OF OUR ASSESSED RESEARCH RATED AT OR ABOVE WORLD-CLASS 
2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research

RANKED 22ND WORLDWIDE FOR OVERALL UNIVERSITY IMPACT 
2019 THE University Impact Rankings

No.2 IN AUSTRALIA FOR STUDENT SERVICES 
2018 International Student Barometer (of 32 institutions in Australia surveyed) Campus Central Student Advisory Services

92% OVERALL SATISFACTION RATE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 
2018 International Student Barometer – Overall Satisfaction 
 

Study

The University of South Australia offers more than 200 degrees across four academic divisions. Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready. The University collaborates with more than 2,500 companies worldwide to bring students valuable networking and work opportunities including placements, internships and projects.

Areas of study include:

  • Business and Law
  • Education, Arts and Social Science
  • Health Sciences
  • IT, Engineering and the Environment
     

Research excellence

Research at the University is innovative, inspired by challenges, and connected to both industry and community needs. Research degrees are focused on producing new knowledge, providing solutions to global challenges and preparing candidates for competitive careers.

The University supports a vibrant and adventurous research environment, where researchers work with partners around the world to make a difference in areas as diverse as cancer treatments, renewable energy, cybersecurity and social innovation. The University’s strong commitment to cutting-edge research and engagement with industry has been well recognised, with 100 per cent of assessed research rated at or above world-class standard*. 
 

Student services

The University of South Australia’s student support services are designed to help students succeed.  Recognised as second in Australia for student services~, the University provides students with the necessary support to excel in their studies and enjoy their university experience.

Support services include:

  • Academic and personal counselling
  • Career advice and mentoring
  • Student advisers (international)
  • Accommodation support
  • Language and learning assistance
  • Social support services
  • Health, disability and inclusion services
     

World-class facilities

The University has invested heavily in new buildings and facilities, totalling more than A$400 million, to make sure students learn in an exciting, innovative environment. Students have access to state-of-the-art learning spaces and the latest technologies, along with enhanced facilities that connect students with researchers, industry and the community. 
 

Adelaide

The University of South Australia is located in Adelaide, Australia’s education city.  The city is known for its affordability and quality of life. This means students will be able to save more money to experience all the exciting opportunities that Adelaide, and South Australia, have to offer. Adelaide is ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world+, making it the perfect place to study.
 

^2019 THE University Impact Rankings 
*2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research 
~ 2018 International Student Barometer (of 32 institutions in Australia surveyed) Campus Central Student Advisory Services 
+World’s 10th most liveable city in the 2018 Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index

Explore rankings data for University of South Australia

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Key statistics

  • 25%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 30.5
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 58 : 42
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 20,268
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings

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