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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My Favourite Things About South Australia

Hi everyone, I'm Santiago from Ecuador. It is a privilege to share some of my experiences in Adelaide, Australia. I'm studying a Master's degree...

On the Road Again

Hi guys. So during the holidays, I drove to Geelong, Melbourne in my (old, but trusty) Ford Falcon, to visit my cousin and nieces who...

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...

Road Trip!

So I think I spent a bit too much visiting my cousins and nieces over the term break and had no more money left...

Goodbye Leicester…

So, about a week ago I finally finished my second year at the University of Leicester. It seems to have taken forever what with...

One Night in Singapore

I have just arrived at my hostel in Singapore after a 12-hour flight en route to Flinders. The flight To be honest, I smell and all...