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.
Housing a barrier to settlement
In Australia's competitive private housing market, the chances of securing a property without references or a hefty bond are slim to none.
Putting children first, when media sets its own rules
In an age when a significant number of parents won't let their child walk down the street to post a letter because of "stranger danger", it's ironic that many pay little attention while media organisations spend hours of ...
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 by the multi-national ...
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.
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 on an Australian ...
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 ...
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.
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.