Adelaide Uni And UniSA Merger Not Going Ahead


Tentative plans for a merger between the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia have been shelved.

We were all surprised in June when the idea of a super-uni was thrown into the mix by the universities in the hopes of providing better academic experiences to South Australian students. 

Though a lot of people (begrudgingly) got on board in the past few months, in a joint statement from the Chancellors, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC, CSC (Adelaide) and Ms Pauline Carr (UniSA), it’s been revealed that the discussions have come to an end.

“Speculation about a potential merger of universities within South Australia has existed for decades. For the first time and under our own initiative, our two universities agreed to seriously investigate a potential merger, advancing the concept much further than ever before,” the statement says.

If you were dreading the upcoming change then this will be good news. If you were excited for a super-uni keep in mind that the merger has been brought up multiple times in the past and like everything innovative, it just takes time! 

You can read the joint statement here.


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