With six campuses, the University of South Australia embraces the geographic and social diversity of Australia's third largest State.
In the city
Two campuses, City East and City West, are in the centre of the State capital Adelaide, at opposite ends of North Terrace, the city's gracious, tree-lined, cultural and educational boulevard. Adelaide is a well planned, low-cost, accessible city of some one million people, with a pleasant Mediterranean climate and a relaxed and cultured lifestyle. From the 19th century elegance of Brookman Building at City East to the high modernism and wired technology of City West (opened in 1997), the 'University in the City' is attuned to its surroundings, reaching out to its neighbours.
In the suburbs
The Magill and Underdale campuses are in the eastern and western residential suburbs respectively, each in leafy landscaped grounds with modern buildings and excellent facilities for both study and recreational activities.
At the centre of modern living
The Mawson Lakes campus, in the northern suburbs, is home to the University's highly regarded institutes and centres for research in such areas as particle and materials technology, digital and telecommunications, engineering and manufacturing. Neighbours at Mawson Lakes campus include Technology Park and Mawson Lakes, MFP Australia's smart green city of the 21st century. This strategic location has facilitated collaborative research in areas as diverse as water quality, and innovations for communities which are environmentally aware, culturally rich, and learning and enterprise focused.
In the regions
The University's Whyalla campus is 400 kilometres north west of Adelaide in the industrial city of Whyalla, just a short distance from outback landscapes of stunning beauty. The campus offers programs of direct relevance to the industries of the region, and serves a huge area of the State's remote north and west - approximately 80 per cent of the geographical area of South Australia. Whyalla campus is an active participant in the life of its community, and the hub for university study centres which provide electronic and telecommunications support for distance education students in remote townships and Aboriginal communities.