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.
Safety first: Reporting food scares
Journalists believe their primary role in food scares is to inform the public of potential health risks, according to Flinders research.
Games ratings losing the battle?
The new classification system for video games, introduced in January this year, is not providing the promised better protection for Australian children, according to Elizabeth Handsley, Professor of Law at ...
Fossils give glimpse into future
A Flinders University researcher is digging up the past to solve problems of the future.
Meatworkers prone to violence, expert says
Meatworkers are more inclined to commit acts of violence, new research by Flinders University animal studies expert Dr Nik Taylor has found.
Sea sponges offer hope for new medicines
(Phys.org)—Flinders University researcher Dr Jan Bekker is on a mission to chemically fingerprint South Australia's marine sponges, with the wider aim of identifying new compounds that could ultimately ...
Refine teaching to improve scientific literacy: Biologist studies Australian and American systems
Biologist Karen Burke Da Silva (pictured), who recently returned from a Churchill Fellowship in America, is on a quest to increase Australia's levels of scientific literacy.
Hexapod Robot wins engineers' high praise
It has a fantastical, science fiction look, but its real-life applications for biomedical research have seen the Six Degree of Freedom Hexapod Robot win the SA Engineers Australia 2012 Excellence Award.
Housing shortage one of many barriers for migrants
Competing in the private rental market is a challenge that becomes all the more arduous for newly arrived refugees and migrants.
Plastic solar cells pave way for clean energy industry
(Phys.org)—A Flinders University researcher has been developing a cheaper and faster way of making large-scale plastic solar cells using a lamination technique, paving the way for a lucrative new clean ...
Sustainable fishing in light of Omega-3 demand
Finding a more eco-friendly way to boost the amount of healthy fats in fish bred for human consumption is the main aim of a new Flinders University PhD project.
Single fibre betrays forger's dirty deed
Flinders Universitys latest advance in forensic science should send a chill down the spines of would-be criminals.
How fish food rises from ocean depths
Research by Flinders oceanographer Associate Professor Jochen Kaempf has shed new light on the movement of nutrient-rich water generated in coastal canyons, a process which makes a fundamental contribution ...
Teenagers not taken in by raunchy imagery
(Phys.org) -- School-age teenagers are widely exposed to sexualised and raunchy imagery, but are developing their own ways of dealing with it, a Flinders University sociology researcher has found.
Sea sponges could act as early warning system
(Phys.org) -- Sea sponges may hold clues to climate change and other impending environmental risks, researchers from Flinders University believe.
Flinders finds clues to early Dutch postal system
Ancient maritime inscriptions dating back to the early 1600s have been found on the coast of Madagascar by Flinders University researchers.