The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia (UniSA) have agreed to explore the merits of a merger to create a new, leading Australian university. Both University Councils have endorsed a 6-month period of collaboration to discuss a potential merger.

The University of Adelaide Profile:
Founded: 1874
Students: 27,000
Staff: 3800
Total revenue: $947 million
Campuses: three (North Terrace, Waite, Roseworthy)
Rankings: Adelaide was ranked 134 in the 2017-18 Times Higher Education world university rankings, 109 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, and 139 in the 2017 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong).

University of South Australia Profile:
Founded: 1991
Students: 37,000
Staff: 3000
Total revenue: $610 million
Campuses: six (City East, City West, Magill, Mawson Lakes, Whyalla, Mount Gambier)
Rankings: UniSA was ranked highly among the world’s top universities under 50 years old in both the THE and QS rankings (sitting at 26 in both rankings).

The merger may place this new university among the world's top 100 in international quality rankings.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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