Adelaide University achieves TEQSA registration

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has registered Adelaide University as a new higher education provider within the Australian University category.

The TEQSA Commission made this decision following an application from the new university, which is being created through the amalgamation of the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.

TEQSA’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Mary Russell said the national regulatory and quality assurance agency for higher education had determined Adelaide University met the requirements for registration.

This decision means Adelaide University is registered for a period of 7 years. The new university plans to commence operations from 1 January 2026.

TEQSA’s notice of decision can be viewed on the National Register of Higher Education Providers and Courses, which can be accessed via the TEQSA website.

Quotes attributable to TEQSA Chief Executive Officer Dr Mary Russell

“The establishment of the new Adelaide University is a unique occurrence, bringing together 2 established universities to create a new institution.

“TEQSA has been working with all parties involved to ensure the appropriate governance and academic provisions are in place and that the new institution meets the requirements for registration.

“We appreciate the willingness of all involved to work collaboratively with TEQSA during the application process and we look forward to this constructive relationship continuing as the new university prepares to commence operations.

“On behalf of TEQSA, I congratulate all who have been working to establish Adelaide University on achieving this significant milestone.”

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