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.
Overall Five Star Plus rating for Excellence
2020 QS Stars Ratings
Ranked in world’s Top 50 Under 50
Ranked #25, 2020 THE Young University Rankings
Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50
No.2 in Australia for Quality Education
2021 THE University Impact Rankings
#2 Young University in Australia for Teaching Quality
2020 THE Young University Rankings
100% of our assessed research rated at or above world-class
2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research
Top 5 in Australia for Graduate Employability
Ranked #4, 2020 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey – Graduate Employability Skills Indicator
Top 5 in Australia for Developing Work-Ready Skills
Ranked #4, ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate); public universities only
Top 10 in Australia for Employer Satisfaction
Ranked #8, 2020 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey – Overall Satisfaction Indicator
Top 10 in Australia for Student Experience
Ranked #7, ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Quality of Entire Educational Experience (Undergraduate); public universities only
Top 10 in Australia for Student Support
ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019–20 (Undergraduate and Postgraduate); public universities only
With new buildings, modern facilities and vibrant social spaces on campus, it’s never been a better time to be a student at the University of South Australia. The university has invested more than A$400 million in new campus infrastructure, giving students access to state-of-the-art learning spaces and the latest technologies, along with enhanced facilities that connect with researchers, industry and the community.
Research at the university is innovative, inspired by challenges, and connected to both industry and community needs. A range of research degrees are offered, including Masters by Research, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Professional Doctorate. Research degrees are focused on producing new knowledge, providing solutions to global challenges and preparing candidates for competitive careers. 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*.