Connor Bakaj Augustus Short Scholarship Appeal Recipient 2018

Some of Australia’s highest achieving students risk never making it to university because they live in regional or rural areas, or are experiencing financial hardship. If it wasn’t for the Augustus Short Scholarship, an endowed fund which is generously supported by our alumni every year, Connor Bakaj might’ve been one of these students. Connor knew […]

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This month’s Alumni in Focus is James Kitching, founder and Managing Director of Kitching Sports (a multi-national sports consulting business) and Chair of Saudi Arabia’s disciplinary and ethics committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. James graduated with a Dip Lang 2005, B Int St 2005, B Int St (Hons) 2006, LL B 2008 and […]

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Image of Dr Justin Hardi with fellow alumni, retired NASA astronaut Dr Andy Thomas AO, Dr Kimberley Clayfield and Ms Andrea Boyd

In 2006, the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Scholarship recipient Dr Justin Hardi graduated with a double degree in science and aerospace engineering from the University of Adelaide. Today, Justin leads the Combustion Dynamics Group at the Institute of Space Propulsion of Germany’s national aeronautics and space research centre. “It’s my dream job,” Justin […]

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Image of Thomas Johns and Michael Riceman of the medical orchestra

The Adelaide University Medical Orchestra (AUMO) was always going to be exceptional. When established in 2008, it was the world’s first single-faculty medical orchestra. Today, it comprises a diverse group of more than 200 University of Adelaide medical students, forming nearly a dozen music, art and dance ensembles. But it’s the organisation’s philanthropy that truly […]

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Dr Bill Wallace and Lyn Mackay in costume as Mr and Mrs Waite on the lawns of Urrbrae House

We cannot thank the University’s inspiring community of volunteers enough. With numbers growing by more than 150 in 2017, a total of 2,801 selfless individuals gave a combined 69,826 hours of their time in support of our many education and research-related endeavours. This is the equivalent of a staggering $2.8 million worth of volunteer time. […]

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Three years ago, the Adelaide Dental School launched the Milton Sims Visiting Professorship to enable our postgraduate students to learn from the most esteemed orthodontic educators and researchers in the world. At that stage, the initiative’s long-term funding was uncertain. Now, thank to an incredibly generous bequest from alumnus Dr Paul Kwok Lee, its continuity […]

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Image of Alastair McEwin on the University grounds

Alastair McEwin was born deaf. He was also, it seems, born to lead. In 1994, he graduated from the University of Adelaide, deeply grateful for the support he’d received through the Sir Charles Bright Scholarship. Now, having risen to the position of Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, he’s giving others with a disability the same opportunity […]

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Image of the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, looking from the ground up, showing the striking angular architecture

The University proudly opened its stunning new Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building in February 2017, the culmination of nearly three years’ planning, design and construction. Housing more than 1,600 students and 600 researchers, it’s a truly world-class facility. We owe this achievement, in no small part, to the incredible generosity of our donors. […]

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On behalf of the entire University of Adelaide, students, staff and alumni, it’s my great pleasure and privilege to convey our appreciation for your ongoing support. In 2017, 1,379 donors contributed more than $8.2 million to the University, 113 scholarships were funded, and an incredible 2,801 volunteers devoted a total of 69,826 hours to our […]

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Image of Mr Marek Kwiatowski on the University grounds

These stories highlight some remarkable occasions where gifts to the University, either individually, or in groups, have made a significant impact on scholarship and research. They range from the notable Paul Lee bequest, which is supporting developments in the School of Dentistry, to the crowdfunding project where a number of smaller gifts has enabled the […]

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