The University of Adelaide, referred to as the University of Adelaide, is located in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, Australia. It is a comprehensive institution of higher learning, one of the sandstone universities, and a member of the 21st Century Academic Alliance, the Australian Eight Universities Alliance, and the Commonwealth University Association . Founded in 1874, it is the third university in the history of Australia and the oldest university in South Australia. It is also one of the representatives of classical universities in the Commonwealth.
As one of the top research-intensive universities in Australia, Adelaide University has first-class scientific research facilities and environment, as well as a comprehensive and complete scientific research training system, and has a strong position in many fields such as medicine, life science, law, education, engineering, etc. . The university has obtained many world-famous scientific research achievements and inventions, such as the world's first genetically controlled organism in the natural environment; Visual computer chip; Vehicle-mounted videophone; Australia's first astronaut . The Waite campus of Adelaide University has the largest agricultural facilities in the southern hemisphere, and has also created one of the world's top wine cultivation and brewing majors . 70% of Australia's wine is produced in South Australia. The business school of the university has obtained AACSB certification, and its business disciplines such as accounting and finance also rank among the top 100 in the world .
Adelaide University has an outstanding alumni network. As of 2019, the university has trained 5 Nobel laureates and 108 Rhodes scholars, and is also the university with the largest number of "self-cultivation" Nobel laureates among universities in Australia . Famous alumni include Julia Gillard, the first female Prime Minister of Australia, Julie Bishop, the former Foreign Minister of Australia, and Wang Dingchang, the former President of Singapore, and Chen Qingyan .