The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking university built on more than a century's experience as a leader in educating professionals and applied research. With more than 36,000 current students which include 9,900 international students coming to study from more than 90 countries, UniSA is the largest university in South Australia as well as one of the largest Universities in Australia.
The University of South Australia has its main campus around Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Home to 1.28 million people and as Australia's fifth largest city, Adelaide is located between white sandy beaches and the Mount Lofty Ranges. It's also renowned for its parklands, which ring the city centre and make up 45 percent of the total city area. The New Yorker magazine called Adelaide “possibly the last well-planned and contented metropolis on earth” and Lonely Planet described it as “civilized and calm in a way that no other Australian State capital can match”. Adelaide is regarded as the art capital of Australia, with many art and cultural institutions, sporting facilities and wineries. It was ranked in the top 10 of “The World's Best Places To Live” by CNBC in 2010.
The University of South Australia is one of the best universities in Australia, it was ranked in the top 295 by The Times as one of the best 500 universities in the world. Its Business School is one of the eight best business schools accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) in Australia. There are currently more than 36,000 students studying in UniSA, among which 1000 of them are from China, accounting for 2.8% of the total. However, among these international students, there are around 100 students from Hunan province .
There are six different campuses in the University of South Australia, which are City East, City West, Magill, Mawson Lakes, Mount Gambier and Whyalla. The university consists of four divisions: Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, Division of Business, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment. With 300 different courses from undergraduate level to doctoral level, University of South Australia has excellent reputations in such areas as business administration, applied science, engineering, health science, education, social science, art and design. UniSA is the only provider for market, journalism, radiation therapy, pharmacy and environmental studies in South Australia. Students from the major of finance and accounting can study for the following degrees in UniSA: International Business, Accountancy, Applied Finance, Finance and Trade, Marketing, Property, Tourism and Event Management, Sports and Recreation Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Students from the major of Business Administration can study for the following degrees: Business Administration, Business Law, Human Resource Management, Logistic and Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Property, Tourism and Event Management, Sports and Recreation Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management.
The University of South Australia values world-class scholarship that meets the needs of the global community and solves real-world problems. UniSA engages with industry and the professions in the teaching and research endeavours, so the graduates can gain professional experience and are immediately able to put this knowledge into practice.
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a dynamic, vibrant and connected university committed to high-quality research with direct impact on real-world situations. At UniSA, building research careers is considered an integral part of the research culture, and success. Fellows are actively encouraged to undertake high-quality research in institutes and centres, to improve their national and international profile, and to assume leadership roles.
The University of South Australia has been in collaboration with industry.? The research achievement for the joint programs is ranked the top 5 in Australia. The research funding from the federal government and state government increases every year and now is ranked 8th among all universities in Australia. Besides, University of South Australia has received the highest awards in recognition of its achievements from Council for Higher Education in terms of teaching quality.