Flinders University, (The Flinders University of South Australia), 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 among the leading universities 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. It is also ranked within the world's top 400 institutions in both Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Less is more in lap of luxury
Chandeliers, gold taps and ornate drapes are classic hallmarks of the world's most luxurious hotels, right? Wrong, according to Flinders University sociologist Eduardo de la Fuente.
Egg hunt to find Ice Age parents
(Phys.org) —The hunt is on to find the rightful parents of a fossil egg that reputedly belongs to an extinct ancient bird from the Australian Ice Age.
Climate change to put dunes on the move
(Phys.org) —The instability of coastal sand dunes – already an issue for Adelaide's suburban beaches – is likely to worsen as sea levels rise with global warming, according to Flinders University Professor ...
Linking gunshot residue to criminals with 'Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry'
They're smaller than the eye can see, as fast as a speeding bullet, and may hold the key to some of Australia's deadliest puzzles.
National Water Bank proposed in Australia
A leading water scientist has proposed the development of a National Water Bank – a continent-wide replenishment scheme for underground reserves of fresh water – to help safeguard the nation from water scarcities for ...
Researcher dives into archaeology's next frontier
As a specialist in prehistoric underwater archaeology, Dr Jonathan Benjamin looks at rising sea levels a little bit differently from most people.
Measuring water flow in the endangered Coorong
Flinders University groundwater expert Dr Margaret Shanafield is digging deep to find out how much water should be released upstream to replenish the endangered Coorong Wetlands.
Uncovering the Irish story of Baker's Flat
There's a ghost town on Baker's Flat in South Australia, but you have to look hard to find it.
Hunt for water intensifies—on two planets
(Phys.org) —Scientists are using a promising new theory to track down hidden water both on Earth – where fresh water is becoming dangerously scarce in some regions – and in the quest for life on the red planet, Mars.
Additional suspect line-ups may help catch more bad guys
A second viewing in a police line-up may help more eyewitnesses identify the culprit, new research from Flinders University reveals.
New report calls for rebuilding technological infrastructure at universities
Universities need to rebuild their organisational and technological infrastructure, and even change their 'cultural DNA', to meet the challenges of the digital era, according to a new report commissioned ...
Media too biased on whaling, researcher says
Australia and Japan's national news reports on whaling are often biased, emotive and misleading, Flinders University PhD candidate Tets Kimura says.
Unearthing the history of the Naracoorte Caves
(Phys.org) —Flinders University researcher Amy Macken has discovered the age of sedimentary layers in the Naracoorte Caves using a cutting-edge computer modelling technique that has never before been used ...
Evidence that land animals evolved the ability to breathe air as ancient fish
(Phys.org) —In a major evolutionary discovery, Flinders University palaeontologist Professor John Long (pictured) has found evidence to show that four-legged animals first developed the ability to breathe ...
Maximising solar cells
(Phys.org) —With silicon solar cells set to become a thing of the past, a Flinders University researcher has developed a novel computer system to find the best emerging carbon nanotubes to fuel the future.