Adelaide is home to three public universities that have been growing in popularity among international students in the years since they were established.

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South Australia is the only state in Australia where all of its public universities appear on one or more of the major three international ranking systems. The universities in Adelaide are ranked in the top 150 in the world, in rankings relevant to the age of the University. The three public universities in Adelaide are consistently rated highly in international higher education rankings and surveys of student satisfaction.

The University of South Australia was ranked at number 32 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017, climbing up the ladder from number 57 in 2016. Flinders University was ranked at number 46 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2016.

With a focus for research centres where industry, higher education and government work together on projects of national and international importance, Adelaide have been joined by two of the world’s best universities to Adelaide: America’s Carnegie Mellon University Australia and the United Kingdom’s University College London. Both have been joined by the newest Australian university, Torrens University Australia, which is part of the Laureate International Universities. The three universities have created and reinforced Adelaide’s reputation as a true education hub.



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