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. Our strong network of external links keeps our work dynamic, enabling us to connect across barriers to create enterprising solutions for the future, to make a difference by changing lives and, ultimately, the world.




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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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Read stories from real students at Flinders University.

A Semester in London

Hi, my name is Shannon Pash, and I have been studying at Flinders Uni for two and a half years. I have lived in the Onkaparinga region of...

Family Visit

Our small family of four has been separated for a long time now. Since my sister has started working in Singapore and I have started...

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...

The End of My US Adventure

Hi everyone, I am back in sunny Adelaide after my big adventure in the United States. I spent the last leg of my trip in...

Time Runs Fast

My first year in Oz: university, adventures, work and new friends! It was the 2nd of January 2012 when I finally arrived in Australia and...

San Francisco Internship Part II

Having such a busy time on my internship in San Francisco! Golden Gate Park Tour I’ve been on lots of tours – the first one, the...