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UniSA's research centres and groups collaborate with industry and the professions to create and apply knowledge to benefit people, communities and environments. See our online publications UniSA Magazine (a quarterly magazine for alumni, staff, students and the wider community), UniSANews (an electronic monthly publication for university staff, students and community members) and UniSA news releases for more success stories.

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These stories show the range of UniSA's research and its benefits.

UniSA plays key role in national flagship automotive and environmental research centres
UniSA plays key role in national flagship automotive and environmental research centres
University of South Australia's physical chemist, Dr Craig Priest has been named Tall Poppy of the Year at the South Australian Science Excellence Awards.
Dr Craig Priest - South Australian Tall Poppy of the Year UniSA young researchers win top honours at Science Excellence Awards
University of South Australia's physical chemist, Dr Craig Priest has been named Tall Poppy of the Year at the South Australian Science Excellence Awards.
insulated homes Investigating student behaviour in classrooms
For the first time in 20 years South Australia is about to get an important new understanding of student behaviour in all of its schools.
insulated homes Keeping cool - insulation key to better homes
With an Australian carbon tax on the horizon, carbon emissions are a hot topic, and now a UniSA researcher has shown the impact insulation can have on energy consumption and emissions.
Prof Jill Slay UniSA cybercrime fighter made AM
Professor Jill Slay is a pioneer in forensic computer research whose work with the South Australian and Federal Police is helping to safeguard Australia against terrorism
Students give electric cars a push start Students give electric cars a push start
Electric vehicles might one day be the driving force behind a greener Adelaide but few are aware of the technology, according to findings from a research collaboration between UniSA students and Adelaide City Council
Six ways of dealing with bullying Six ways of dealing with bullying
Australia's leading bullying expert, UniSA's Dr Ken Rigby, is appealing to schools to consider looking at more than just the traditional intervention method for dealing with bullying
Research for the greater good Research for the greater good
Investigating a therapy for skin cancer, discovering a way to monitor ever-increasing internet phone calls or looking at how to manage the emotional side of being a nurse
Nanotechnology - small science, big possibilities Nanotechnology - small science, big possibilities
It is the atomic and molecular science of our times and while we may have heard of nanotechnology, few of us know how it works and how much we already rely on it
SA's leading cancer research SA's leading cancer research
UniSA is part of a new local collaboration that will place the State at the forefront of cancer research, prevention and treatment
  Report refutes myth of lazy Gen Y
A UniSA report on work-life balance that has gained national media attention over the past few weeks, has refuted the myth that Generation Y workers are less dedicated than other workers
  Unleashing Peter Pan
UniSA experts believe a number of factors are shaping the social phenomenon of young Australians leaving home later
  Safer fire-fighting
The work of UniSA scientists has won one of Australia's top science prizes, a 2010 CRC STAR Award from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research
Endre Szili Micro turns major for young researcher
Dr Endre Szili's entire research 'laboratory' can fit on a chip the size of his fingernail, but his microscopic-sized research has led to a big opportunity for this early career researcher
Climate action men Climate action men
Associate Professor in Environmental Mathematics John Boland has been researching climate change adaptation, energy efficient buildings and renewable energy for more than 20 years
Venus The death of Venus
Prof Olds says his research has shown that whether a woman is thin or fat, men still prefer them to have an hourglass shape, whereas women are less tied to the hourglass factor
  Adelaide: Water of a City
One of the biggest issues facing South Australia - water - has been comprehensively tackled by local experts in a new book; Editor-in-Chief is Professor of Urban Ecology Chris Daniels
  Mobile magic melts buildings at the touch of a button
Dr Christian Sandor and his team have developed advanced Augmented Reality software in partnership with mobile phone giant Nokia
  Sleep education program for Year 6 and 7 students
Dr Sarah Blunden is leading a new study to see if sleep education delivered in schools can improve students' sleep duration and subsequent behavioural, learning and health outcomes
Prof Andrew Parfitt Space Council position for UniSA leader
Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr today announced the appointment of Professor Andrew Parfitt to the newly formed Space Industry Innovation Council


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