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    Adelaide University achieves formal registration

    Adelaide University has today been formally registered as an Australian higher education provider by the national regulator, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

    This decision marks a major milestone in the new university’s formation, demonstrating that the rigorous governance and academic provisions required to achieve formal registration have been met. TEQSA registration has been granted for the maximum period of seven years.

    Adelaide University, an amalgamation of the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, is slated to commence operations from 1 January 2026.

    The institution was established with the passing of legislation in State Parliament late last year – following a comprehensive Parliamentary Joint Committee and community engagement process that determined a new, future-focused university would bring significant benefits to the state.

    The transition period is now well underway, with the two universities jointly undertaking a detailed planning and implementation process.

    Further details on Adelaide University’s registration, including TEQSA’s notice of decision, can be found at

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