Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of British navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century.
Flinders is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities are ranked among the nation's top 10.
The university is ranked within the world's top 500 institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In January 2019, Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top universities ranks Flinders in the 251 – 300th bracket.
For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from the pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact it have in the communities it serves.
Inspiration leads to innovation. But innovation is more than just a buzzword at Flinders.
It extends from the founding Vice-Chancellor Peter Karmel’s entreaty to ‘experiment and experiment bravely’ through to the creative, trailblazing work of the staff, students and alumni.
As we enter an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation, Flinders is well prepared for this unpredictable, exciting future.
The university's strong network of external links keeps the work dynamic, enabling the institution to connect across barriers to create enterprising solutions for the future, to make a difference by changing lives and, ultimately, the world.
The Flinders University is a Public university located in Adelaide.
The Flinders University was founded in 1966.
The current president of Flinders University is Stephen Gerlach AM.