The University of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s university of enterprise, known for a culture of creativity and innovation with global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Its graduates are global professionals 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.
It is considered one of the world’s best young universities. Times Higher Education (THE) ranks it as number 25 in the world; Quacarelli Symonds (QS) ranks it as number 29. With a strong history of engagement with industry and the professions, UniSA was recently rated Australia’s best for industry research income by THE. It was also ranked as South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers by 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 one in Australia for industry sourced research income.
With more than 35,000 students, almost 7,000 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 also closely engaged with the communities it serves. It features MOD, Australia’s future-focused museum of science, innovation and design; the Samstag Museum which presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art; and the Hawke Centre which 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.