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Claire Roberts with daughter and two granddaughters

Leading the fight against pregnancy complications

The inspiring story of one of Australia’s leading pregnancy and birth researchers. Professor Claire Roberts is an incredible woman with seemingly indestructible optimism and an immense love for her family. But the alumna leading the fight against pregnancy complications has a heartbreaking story of unimaginable loss. Five days after giving birth to her son in […]

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A ripe business for wine lovers

Wine was in VinoMofo co-founder Justin Dry’s DNA. With ancestry links to some of the world’s oldest shiraz vines and two uncles working in the industry (one of whom literally wrote the book on viticulture), the University of Adelaide wine marketing graduate had an extraordinary introduction to wine. “I had my uncle Peter lining up […]

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Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome

One of the great joys of returning to the University of Adelaide as Vice-Chancellor has been engaging with our alumni in Australia and across the world. As a University of Adelaide graduate, you are part of a large global community comprising more than 140,000 alumni in 134 countries. You help keep the University in touch […]

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Dr Rupananda Roy, North Terrace campus

Rupa creates history to change the future for migrants

Bangladesh’s first indigenous female to receive a PhD shares her amazing journey. Dr Rupananda Roy is polite, unassuming and her eyes sparkle when she talks about her little girl. And as the first indigenous woman from Bangladesh to receive a PhD, her academic achievement has created history. Rupa, as she prefers to be called, belongs to […]

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Matt Parry of Good Crisp Company

Matt’s clever crisp revolution

Matt Parry takes on Pringles in the ultimate David vs Goliath battle. Matt Parry is the man behind The Good Crisp Company, an all-natural, gluten free snack food brand revolutionising the canister chip industry. Taking America’s better-for-you market by storm, the company’s first year saw its stockists swell from a selection of Northern California Whole […]

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Professor Wayne Hein with final year students Suria Fabbri (front) and Jing Khuu (back) at the Equine Health and Performance Centre

Ten years producing world class graduates

The people and passion behind SA’s only vet school Roseworthy was always going to be the perfect location for South Australia’s inaugural animal and veterinary sciences school. Located just 50 kilometres north of Adelaide, near Gawler, and situated on 1600 hectares of farmland with access to lots of animals, the School has been producing world class […]

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Alumnus Ian Pearson at the Hub

From Refectory to Hub

Despite a makeover and a new name, the refectory remains a much loved, multi-use space for students. Refectory derives from the Latin reficere, ‘to remake or restore’. The University of Adelaide’s old refectory was certainly a place students went to be restored, catch up and have fun. These days, Hub Central fills that role and […]

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Professor Prash Sanders outside the office

Celebrating our heroes of medical discovery

120 years after his birth, Howard Florey continues to inspire a new generation of researchers. Howard Florey’s discovery of the use of penicillin in 1938 has saved more than 200 million lives and is considered one of the greatest medical advances of all time. Florey’s journey in medicine started at the University of Adelaide. Today, […]

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Barbara Kidman

Generations of volunteering

Barbara Kidman and Madeleine Ryan find the perfect place to pursue their passion for preserving history. Unbelievably, at 91, Barbara Kidman is only the University of Adelaide’s third oldest volunteer. She is part of the University Volunteer Program comprising more than 2,800 students, alumni, lecturers, friends, family and members of the public who provide nearly […]

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Kirky Nankivell in the Holden Laboratory

Life in the fast lane

Fast cars. Cool heads. Big bucks. Welcome to the world of motorsport. Kirby Nankivell and Jordan Yeomans are young, confident and can keep a cool head – essential for engineers working trackside at some of the country’s biggest car racing events. While at University, both Kirby and Jordan participated in Formula SAE, an annual competition […]

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