Flinders University

Flinders University

The story of Flinders University's beginnings date back to the year 1960, when 150 hectares of land located in Bedford Park was allocated to the University of Adelaide for building another campus. The planning began in the year 1961, and construction began in the year 1962.

In 1965, after winning in the state election After winning the State election in 1965, in 1965, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) chose to create Bedford Park a Bedford Park campus an independent university. On July 1, 1966, the University Act was passed to officially establish Flinders University named after Matthew Flinders famous British chartographer, navigator and cartographer. The classes started on March 7, 1966, with only 300 students and 90 faculty members. Sir Mark Mitchell was appointed as the first chancellor, and Peter Karmel as its first vice-chancellor.

Flinders University has multiple campuses across Southern Australia. There is a Bedford Park campus. Bedford Park campus is the main campus of the university, located at 12 kilometers from the city center of Adelaide. It has many academic facilities, including large study areas as well as a large library, a continuous Internet access and computer labs. It also provides outstanding fitness and sports facilities such as cardio rooms, weights rooms, well-equipped gyms cricket and soccer, football, as well as baseball pitches. It is located in the middle of the Adelaide CBD, the university's Victoria Square campus is another excellent place for students to pursue their studies and to grow.

The campus houses more than 26,000 . students plus more than 2,600 employees. The university is a member to Innovative Research Universities (IRU) as well as it is part of the International Network of Universities. It offers a range of programs for study abroad and student exchange programs in collaboration with international institutions in Asia, North America, and Europe including York University and Carleton University in Canada, Zhejiang University in China, University of Brighton as well as universities like the University of Keele in Great Britain and Universitat Paderborn in Germany.

Flinders University also has a campus located in Tonsley. Apart from the three major campuses, it also has other teaching facilities that are external to South Australia, Victoria, and the Northern Territory. Flinders University offers numerous research programs, graduate and postgraduate programmes in different fields, including business education, creative arts government, engineering, environment humanities, health sciences and law, information technology medical and nursing, psychology and sciences, public health social sciences, and social work. The university also offers classes that are offered in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia as well as China.

Technology that is advanced

Innovative innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities are made possible with The Flinders New Venture Institute, an international leader in entrepreneurship, located at the university's highly-tech Tonsley campus. Its Victoria Square campus provides an alternative learning space within the heart downtown. A prestigious, modern student center on the Bedford Park campus. Bedford Park campus fosters interactive learning in a technologically enhanced setting.

The programs offered at Flinders University are regularly reviewed in conjunction with industry partners to ensure that advances in technology are integrated into all curriculums, while framing new courses as well as course content or making investments to ensure that students are learning at the highest level.

Research strengths

The strengths of Flinders University's research are in clinical and biomedical sciences, as well as culture policy and society as well as health and medicine, human behavior and mental health molecular science and technology as well as defence engineering, water, and environmental. The research outputs of Flinders University are extensive and increasing, with around 90% of them rated as or above the world standard in the rankings of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

In pursuit of a goal to transform lives and around the globe, our scientists are working on issues of national, regional and global significance , delivering results for the improvement of society. They achieve this by daringly and courageously challenging ideas by embracing new ways of thinking and challenging the limits of knowledge to discover new knowledge and insights.


The university is one of the top 300 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education rankings. Its 2020 Times Higher Education rankings of the world's top universities placed Flinders University within the 251-300 bracket.


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