Uni of South Australia
UniSA is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence.With more than 33,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest and was the youngest Australian institution to be named in the top 50 of 2013 The Times Higher Education’s Top 100 global universities aged under 50.They offer more than 400 degree programs across a wide range of subjects including business, law, education, arts and social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment.We are proud that more than 90% of our graduates now in full-time work are employed in professional occupations within four months of completing their degrees.
Committed to accessibility
In 2013 we conducted an historic, world-first online consultation initiative unijam that brought together staff, students, alumni and special external guests. The ideas and discussions generated during unijam were vital in the production of ‘Crossing the Horizon’, our strategic action plan 2013-2018.
Committed to excellence
UniSA provides accessible education to students throughout South Australia. In addition to our City West and City East campuses in the heart of Adelaide, and the nearby metropolitan campuses at Mawson Lakes and Magill, we also have campuses at Whyalla and Mount Gambier.
The Whyalla campus, located at the hub of the state’s mining and resources industry, is South Australia’s largest regional university campus. While the majority of its students hail from the state’s western and northern regions, an increasing number of interstate and overseas students are discovering the benefits of studying in Whyalla.
The campus is situated on a 22-hectare site in the centre of Whyalla, and is the major centre of tertiary education in rural and regional South Australia as well as the home of the University of South Australia’s Centre for Regional Engagement.
It has developed programs and expertise directly relevant to rural and regional Australia, including:
- Nursing and rural health
- Computer and information science
- Social Work and rural practice
- Community wellbeing and arid lands technology
Also as part of the university of South Australia's regional engagement strategy, the Mount Gambier Regional Centre was established in 2005.
This enterprise represents an exciting initiative for the university, for Mount Gambier and the south-east community, and for regional South Australia. Its success to date has been built on extensive, ongoing community consultations and collaborative, strategic partnerships. The Mount Gambier Regional Centre is co-located with TAFE SA at Wireless Road, Mount Gambier, and offers undergraduate degree level studies in the program areas of:
- Nursing and rural health
- Social Work and rural practice
- UniSA Foundation Studies (regional strand)
Why Choose UniSA
Global engagement is one of our core aims and we are a dedicated international institution. Each year we educate more than 6,000 international students who play an important role in enriching the intellectual and social life of our campuses.Our partnerships and agreements cover more than 30 countries and allow us to develop links with highly ranked international partners and government bodies. Our International Updates will provide you with the latest information on agreements, visits, partnerships and marketing resources.
In its strategic action plan Crossing the Horizon, the University has set itself the goal of being a globally visible university with global reach and leverage. View the University of South Australia's Global Engagement Framework 2013-18.
Institutional awards and rankings: The 2013 Times Higher Education ranked us in the top 50 of its Top 100 Global Universities aged under 50. UniSA moved from moved up 13 places to rank 48 and is also the youngest Australian institution to feature in the top 50. In the QS World University Rankings, we continue to be ranked in the top three per cent of more than 10,000 universities worldwide.
Teaching and learning: University of South Australia lecturers Dr Jackie O’Flaherty and David Morris have each won national recognition for their contribution to excellence in teaching at the Office for Learning and Teaching 2013 Australian Awards for University Teaching
Research: The 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation rated more than 86 per cent of our assessed research at world-class or above, and in the highly-competitive Cooperative Research Centre scheme we were ranked number one in Australia for income received from Commonwealth.
Students: Honours graduate Treena Clark was named 2012 SA NAIDOC Scholar of the Year, and Dr Luke Grzeskowiak (who completed his PhD at UniSA’s Division of Health Sciences) was recognised at the 2013 Science Excellence Awards SA, winning the PhD Research Excellence (Health and Medical Sciences) category.
Staff: Senior research fellow Dr Drew Evans was named the 2013 South Australian Tall Poppy of the Year at the Science Excellence Awards SA. Dr Evans designs thin film coatings for common surfaces and he played a key role in developing a lightweight, shatterproof plastic car mirror that is currently being adopted by car manufacturers around the globe.
Infrastructure: In June 2013, then Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, visited our City West campus to announce a $40m investment in the formation of a new partnership between the University of South Australia and SA Pathology to accommodate and support the growth of the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB).
- QS World University Rankings - UniSA in the top 50 universities under 50
- Ranked 13 in the ranking of Australia's Universitie
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- Communication, International Studies And Languages
- David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Management (3 years)
- Health Sciences
- Nursing and Midwifery
- Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
- Population Health
- Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences
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