School of Agriculture, Food & Wine

LOCATION: Agriculture, Food & Wine Building, Hartley Grove, Waite Campus, Urrbrae

Who We Are

The School of Agriculture, Food & Wine provides a world-class concentration of scientific research, education and infrastructure at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide.

The School is committed to connecting scientific excellence with industry relevance, this philosophy guides and inspires our teaching and education programs. The extensive international network of academic and commercial collaborators provides a stimulating and unique environment for student training.

By being exposed to the latest technologies and learning from leaders in their respective research fields, our graduates are able to enter the workforce with confidence and awareness of the latest research developments and are able to “see the big picture”. This explains why more than 95% of our graduates are employed within 12 months of graduation!

The School is the largest within the University of Adelaide comprising more than 50 academic and research staff, and several hundred students enrolled across our programs.

A particular strength of the school is its ability to combine basic and enabling research to deliver new options and opportunities for “added value” food and wine production.

Since its formation in 2003, the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine has responded to new opportunities to apply science and technology to heightened consumer expectations of food quality together with the social and political responsibilities associated with sustainable environmental and economic development.


Download the latest issue of the School’s quarterly newsletter: The Waite, Issue 9. September 2017.
Archived issues are available at:

AFW Bulletin:

Professor Mike Keller
Dean of The Waite and Head of School, AFW
T. +61 8 8313 6713

Professor Eileen Scott
Deputy Head of School, AFW
T. +61 8 8313 7266

Professor Matthew Gilliham
Deputy Head of School (Research)
T. +61 8 8313 8145

A/Professor Chris Ford
Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching)
T. +61 8 8313 7386


Mr Stuart Matthews
School Manager
T. +61 8 8313 7455

Mr Ben Pike
Technical Services Manager
T. +61 8 8313 7275

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Statistics investment to underpin southern grains research advances

The GRDC has announced a major new investment aimed at strengthening and enhancing national and regional grains research outcomes. The SAGI South node is based at Waite and led by the University of Adelaide, with co-investment from the University and the South Australian Research and Development Institute.

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