The University of Adelaide is situated in the central business district of downtown Adelaide, Australia. This prominent educational institution is the third-oldest university in the country and a flagship member of the Group Eight. The main campus is situated on North Terrace, next to the Art Gallery of South Australia and other prominent tourist attractions. The university is divided into five faculties and includes various constituent schools.
The National Wine Centre is one of the university’s highlight attractions, serving as both an educational department as well as a local exhibition of native area winemaking. Tourists are offered interactive tours, educational displays and unique wine tasting opportunities. The Waite Campus is another popular allure with its predominant focus on agricultural science and the process of plant breeding. Three university print publications are produced on campus and available within the greater community.
An intercampus shuttle bus provides for transit between educational institutes. There are commuter services available and limited on-site parking for personal vehicles. The nearest bus stop is Currie St, and it is a 30-minute bus trip from the Adelaide Airport. It is a ten-minute drive by car or taxi from the airport to the campus.
The establishment of the University of Adelaide was financially allocated on behalf of the wealthy copper miner Walter Watson Hughes. Thomas Elder supplemented his initial generosity, and together they collaborated to create one of Australia’s finest educational institutes.