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.


For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from our pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact we have in the communities we serve.

Inspiration leads to innovation. But innovation is more than just a buzzword at Flinders.

It extends from our founding Vice-Chancellor Peter Karmel’s entreaty to ‘experiment and experiment bravely’ through to the creative, trailblazing work of our 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.



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Why Study Psychology in Australia?

Article contributed by Professor Tracey Wade, Dean of the School of Psychology at Flinders University in Australia.

21st Century Sociology

As societies become ever more globalised and complex the need for sociologists is becoming more vital, Anthony Elliott Chair of Sociology at Flinders University, Australia explains.


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Snow Angels in Boston

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Countdown to Oz

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The End of My US Adventure

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8 Singapore Essentials

Right! With under 2 months to go, it’s about time I updated everyone on what’s been happening. In my last post, I told you everything...

Adjusting to Life in Australia

Hi, everyone! My name is Nugroho Kristianto. My friends here in Adelaide call me Kris. I am an exchange student from Indonesia. In Indonesia, I...