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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Going Greek in Adelaide

So I flew off from the Singapore Changi Airport a.k.a my home country a couple of days earlier than I planned because I had to...

My Experience in Oz

It is great to be back talking about my experience in Oz, specifically about how much I love the city of Adelaide. It might not...

Fusion Dinner

Greetings. I am Charles Chiam, from Malaysia. I am currently studying Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Creative Writing at Flinders University in Australia and have...

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...

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...

Music and Arts in Adelaide

When I watched the film Once (2007, John Carney), I remember being so touched and inspired by the story of two talented musicians meeting...