Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is an open university, which is known to be the 3rd oldest university in Australia. In 1876, the university offered its first degree, Bachelor of Arts. Also, it is the first university to elect a woman in University Council, Australia. Moreover, the University of Adelaide is first in South Australia to promote anti-smoking agenda. This agenda allowed the security guards of the university to restrict smoking within the premises. The residential areas of the university were also made smoke-free.