南澳大学和阿德莱德大学共同宣布， 两所大学将探讨合并及打造一所全新大学的可行性。 就此，南澳大学作出以下声明：
*根据《泰晤士高等教育》世界大学排名2018 – 排名第9位。
It has been announced that the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide will explore the potential creation of a new university through a merger. We would like to share some information about this.
Firstly, no decision has been made to merge the universities. The two Universities have agreed to have a conversation over the next six months, which will consider the merits of whether or not a merger could potentially provide more opportunities and better services for our students.
There will be no change to the programs and courses offered by UniSA and you should feel confident to continue to make your choice of study as you normally would. It will be very much business as usual in our University.
The University will continue to provide all the services and programs it currently does, and any potential change in the future would be based on ensuring we deliver the best quality education we can offer and which has currently lead to UniSA being the highest ranked University in the state for graduate careers* and one of the best young Universities in the world.
*Ranked 9th – 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings