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University of South Australia

University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is a public research university in the Australian state of South Australia. It was formed in 1991 with the merger of the South Australian Institute of Technology (1889) and Colleges of Advanced Education (1856). The legislation to establish and name the new University of South Australia was introduced in 1990 by the Hon Mike Rann MP, Minister of Employment and Further Education.With more than 32,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest; more than 6,000 students are international, with almost half studying in Adelaide and the remainder offshore.

Under the University’s Act,its original mission was “to preserve, extend and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy, and to provide educational programs that will enhance the diverse cultural life of the wider community.”

The University of South Australia is among the world’s top universities, ranked within the top 300 universities worldwide by the QS World University Ranking.In 2015 UniSA was named as one of the world’s best young universities ranked in the world’s top 50 under 50 at #25 by Quacarelli Symonds and #38 by Times Higher Education.

University highlights

  • Awarded a 5 star rating for Excellence by the QS World University Rankings
  • Its Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been awarded 5-Stars by the Graduate Management Association of Australia
  • Ranked amongst the top 3 per cent of universities around the world, according to the 2012 QS World University Rankings
  • Ranked 65th globally and 6th in Australia amongst institutions less than 50 years old
  • More than 90% of its graduates are employed in professional occupations within four months of completing their degrees
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