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.
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 play an important ...
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.
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.
Sea lions fuel ocean life
Like whales, sea lions are contributing to marine ecosystems in the most fundamental way possible, research by a Flinders graduate has found.
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 to the marine food ...
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.
Forensic breakthroughs win national recognition
Flinders-led research into techniques to isolate DNA in illicit drugs and to speed up the identification of disaster victims has been recognised in the National Institute of Forensic Science's (NIFS) annual awards.
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.