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Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor David Lloyd
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Campus locations

  • City East
  • City West
  • Magill
  • Mawson Lakes
  • Whyalla
  • Mt Gambier


The University of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s University of Enterprise. It is known for its culture of innovation anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Its graduates are global professionals at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Its research is inventive and adventurous and it creates new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Its reputation continues to grow. It is considered one of the world’s best young universities. Times Higher Education (THE) ranks it as one of the top 10 universities in Australia; Quacarelli Symonds (QS) ranks it as Number 25 in its Top 50 Universities under 50 years old. It is also the highest ranked university in Australia for the international diversity of its staff and is ranked 11th in the world on that measure.

With around 32,000 students, almost 6,000 of whom are international students, UniSA is South Australia’s largest university and offers degree programs in business, education, arts, social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment. Programs are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry and the professions to ensure the career relevance of its teaching. The University is ranked first in South Australia for the career outcomes of its graduates (QILT).

The University’s strong research environment focuses on areas such as ageing, scarce resources, future industries and cancer prevention and management. The close, collaborative engagement it enjoys with its many industry, government, collegiate and community partners is reflected in its the ranking as the Number 1 in Australia for industry sourced research income.

The University is also closely engaged with the communities it serves. It features MOD, Australia’s future-focused museum of science, innovation and design; its Samstag Museum presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art and its Hawke Centre engages with local and international communities through public lectures, seminars, and research projects. The University also has a strong equity mission and recently became the first South Australian university to unveil a Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan, which creates greater opportunities for Aboriginal peoples in education and employment and embeds their culture into the University.