Adelaide, SA, Australia (08) 8201 3074
  • Academic staff 887
  • Campus Suburban
  • Chancellor Stephen Gerlach AM
  • Established 1966
  • Location Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Organisations IRU Australia
  • Students 20,165
  • Type Public
  • Vice Chancellor Michael N Barber
  • Vice principal
The Flinders University of South Australia, commonly referred to as Flinders University, is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century.The university has established a reputation as a leading research institution with a devotion to innovation. It is a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group and ranks 17 in Australia. 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.
We offer postgraduate studies in the following fields:
Accounting and Business
Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Creative Arts
Culture, Heritage and Theology
Environment and Conservation
Government, International Affairs and Policy
Health Sciences
The University's main campus is in the Adelaide inner southern suburb of Bedford Park, about 12km south of the Adelaide city centre.[11] The University also has a presence in Victoria Square in the centre of the city, next door to the Adelaide campus of Carnegie Mellon University. It also maintains a number of external teaching facilities in regional South Australia, south-west Victoria and the Northern Territory. International students make up 10% of the on-campus student population and a number of offshore programmes are also offered, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region.