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Foundation: 1991

Mission: We educate and prepare global learners from all backgrounds, instilling professional skills and knowledge and the capacity and drive for life-long learning. We undertake research that is inspired by global challenges and opportunities, delivers economic and social benefits and which informs our teaching.

Vision: UniSA will be ranked among the very highest nationally for student satisfaction and graduate employment rates. Our top 20 accredited programs will all rank among the very best in Australia and feature on the QS Top 100 subject listings internationally. 15% of our operational income will come from research activities with 60% of that activity directly linked to industry partners. We will grow the scale and focus of our research by building capacity in areas that we have demonstrated excellence and shown potential for growth. Programs will draw on expertise from across the institution for their delivery - the best input contributing to the best offerings through academic curriculum communities. By 2025 we will be placed within the Top 8 institutions nationally for research excellence, and known as the sector’s most industry-engaged university. UniSA will be a high performing, culturally enterprising organisation; our core atributes embedded in all that we do, be at the forefront of our leadership and reflected in the diversity of our people and how they work together. Our teaching, research and practice will be consolidated on precincts, closely integrated and aligned with industry. By 2025, UniSA will have grown by 20% to 40 000 enrolled students. Within this cohort, 25% of students will engage with the University online - as domestic, international, transnational, postgraduate and undergraduate students.



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Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldPacific RegionOECDAustralia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 438th19th378th17th
Arts and Humanities 380th28th345th24th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 517th25th444th24th
Business, Management and Accounting 83rd12th62nd12th
Chemistry 368th17th299th17th
Computer Science 306th13th218th13th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 419th31st351st26th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 269th19th217th18th
Energy 353rd21st243rd20th
Engineering 372nd19th278th18th
Environmental Science 390th24th304th23rd
Mathematics 457th19th361st17th
Medicine 496th23rd447th21st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 357th10th284th9th
Physics and Astronomy 503rd29th432nd28th
Psychology 370th25th348th22nd
Social Sciences 258th19th215th17th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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