World-class rated research and innovation at Flinders University

Flinders University is credited with being one of the leading research institutions worldwide. Recognised by The Australian Research Council (ARC) for its continued Excellence in Research, across the full spectrum of research activity, the university is a celebrated trailblazer in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Social Sciences, Defence and Environmental Studies.

Recent accolades at the university include the 2018 Winnovation award for Technology, awarded to Dr Mary-Louise Rogers, research lead of the only MND-focused laboratory in South Australia. With a commitment to innovation, Flinders is set to remain one of the most attractive institutions for international researchers looking to achieve impact on important issues.

A global outlook                                                                                                                            

Flinders University is a globally focused, locally engaged institution, where a commitment to its people and culture, engagement and impact drives world-class education and research. Ranked among the top 2 per cent of the world’s universities, Flinders offers students the opportunity to learn at a university recognised for an innovative approach to visionary research and education.

Leading research

Ground breaking research at Flinders University has contributed to discoveries in biomedical and clinical sciences, culture and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, and water and the environment. With 90 per cent of this research rated World-Class or above by the ARC, students at the university can be confident that they are being introduced to internationally renowned academic expertise. The University is an innovative, creative and collaborative institution that works with government and industry partners to solve real-world problems.

A growing international presence

Some 27,000 students are enrolled in more than 150 undergraduate and almost 300 postgraduate courses, as well as higher degree research supervision across all disciplines. Nearly 5,000 International students from almost 100 countries make up 13 per cent of the on-campus population, with 1,500 are enrolled in numerous offshore programs.

Modern teaching methods

Flinders is committed to equity and provides a range of special access schemes to encourage and support all students. A focus on contemporary teaching is reflected in the many Flinders courses that provide students with best-practice technologies and teaching methods to suit their fields, lifestyles and study preferences. Virtual and digital technologies support face-to-face teaching and enable students to study when and how they prefer, whether they are full-time or part-time students, and whatever the demands of their professional and personal circumstances.

A commitment to innovation

In 2015, the University’s vision for a science and technology hub at Tonsley was realised when the $120 million School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics opened its doors. The site is also home to the Flinders New Venture Institute, the Medical Device Research Institute and the Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology, all of which are generating alliances and business opportunities with other education providers and national and global companies. Flinders’ commitment to student-centred growth continued in 2016 with the unveiling of a $63 million Student Hub and Plaza at the heart of the Bedford Park campus. Drawing on the latest research into best educational practice, the Hub’s intelligent design encourages collaborative learning and social interaction.

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