The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide was established in 1874 and is committed to achieving excellence in education, research and engagement with the community. As a global leader in higher education, they aim to provide an example of outstanding ethical behaviour by reducing negative impacts on the environment and fostering a ‘sustainable culture’ on campus.

The University’s Campus Sustainability Plan outlines wide-ranging strategies that link investment in their facilities with staff and student engagement, demonstrating the University’s commitment to South Australia’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. The four year Plan is the University’s vision for sustainability on campus and will transform built environments and mobilise their community to reduce emissions and improve operational practices.

AHMS building

The award winning Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building has been designed to transform the way students learn, enhance the student experience and prepare future health care leaders for professional practice. Located in the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct, its integration with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, continues to build on more than 130 years of University of Adelaide partnership with the hospital.

The design of the building introduces a diversity of new generation spaces for Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry students, including:

  • Skills-based learning environments
  • Unique social spaces
  • Experiential teaching spaces
  • Technology rich study environments
  • World class clinical research facility

The AHMS building is the largest infrastructure project in the University’s history and signifies a new era in Australian medical education.