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4 September, 2018

SAHMRI listed on The Times' list of world's best research centres


The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute has been acclaimed for improving the lives of people around the world.

The state’s flagship research centre made the top 40 of the world’s best research institutions, beating a large number of well-credentialed centres.

The distinctive “cheese grater” building on North Terrace, came in at number 40 in an esteemed worldwide review by London’s The Times Higher Education publication.

Only two other Australian research centres were listed ahead of it – The George Institute for Global Health at number 33 and Box Hill Hospital at number 36.

The runaway winner was the American Cancer Society, one of four US centres in the top 10.

The list included the number of publications by each centre but also weighted them for the impact of their work, which resulted in the ranking.

The recognition comes as SAHMRI prepares to celebrates its fifth year in November – the period the list covers from 2013-2017 – reflecting how SAHMRI has performed since officially opening.

SAHMRI Deputy Director Steve Nicholls, pictured, was delighted with the result.

“It’s incredibly exciting for SAHMRI to have been ranked so highly, less than five years since opening it’s doors,” he said.

“It’s a testament to the foundation delivered in the Shine-Young Report, from which South Australia’s flagship Medical Research Institute was built.

“It is clear from this global recognition that the model and culture we have built is working,” he said.

“Housed directly adjacent to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, and with collaboration and clinical translation our focus, we are delivering outcomes which are improving the lives of South Australians.”

This story was reproduced with permission from The Advertiser.

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