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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. Its culture of innovation is 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 by both Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacarelli Symonds (QS). It is the youngest Australian university to make THE’s World’s Top 250 list (number 9 in Australia); it is also the highest ranked university in Australia for the international diversity of its staff and is ranked 9th 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. It recently launched UniSA Online, with career-enhancing degrees designed specifically for online learning. The Good Universities Guide 2018 rates UniSA as Number One in South Australia for getting a full-time job.

The University’s strong research environment focuses on areas such as scarce resources, future industries and cancer prevention and management. The close, collaborative engagement it enjoys with its many industry, government, collegiate and community partners ranks it as one of two of Australia’s leading universities for strategic research partnerships.

The University is also closely engaged with the communities it serves. Its Samstag Museum presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art, and its Hawke Centre engages with local and international communities through public learning activities including lectures, seminars, alliances and research projects. The University also has a strong equity mission and was the first university in South Australia to have a Reconciliation Action Plan.