About UniSA

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise on the global stage, agile and astute, known for relevance, equity and excellence.

We educate and prepare global learners from all backgrounds, instilling professional skills and knowledge, and capacity and drive for lifelong learning.

We undertake research that is inspired by global challenges and opportunities, delivers economic and social benefits, and which informs our teaching.

We operate through a partnered, end-user informed culture of teaching and research with a commitment to outstanding service, continuous improvement and sustainability.

UniSA at a glance


37,000+

students

2,900+

staff

6,800+

international students

2,500+

industry partnerships

6,500+

annual parchments awarded

2

leading research institutes

226k+

alumni

30+

research centres and concentrations

2020 figures

Rankings


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#1 IN SA FOR GRADUATE CAREERS

ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-21 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.

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#1 IN SA FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION

ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2020-21 – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.

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ONE OF THE WORLD's TOP YOUNG UNIVERSITIES

Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50
Ranked #46, 2022 THE Young University Rankings

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#2 YOUNG UNIVERSITY IN AUSTRALIA FOR RESEARCH QUALITY

2022 THE Young University Rankings

Our story


The way all great stories start is with a challenge, and this is where our story started. In 1991, a new force was established – we challenged the norm by bringing together an Institute, a College and a School of Art, to form the University of South Australia.

Today, we have more than 220,000 graduates, industry partnerships with more than 2,500 companies worldwide, offer degrees that are industry-focused and informed, and have become one of Australia’s largest online education providers. It is this drive and ambition to break the norm that makes us who we are. Australia’s University of Enterprise.

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Creating a university for the future

The University of South Australia has entered into an agreement with the University of Adelaide and the State and Federal Governments to explore in more detail a business case for the creation of a new university for the future.

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