Flinders University

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.

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Songbirds 'teach chicks before they hatch'

Many birds learn their songs from their parents, but what if they could get a head start? A new paper, published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, expands Flinders University research into how Australian fairy-wrens start ...

dateMar 28, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Children need a voice, say academics

From cyberbullying to safety at home, new research from Flinders University strongly supports the findings of an extensive survey of more than 1,600 children in South Australia which calls for a formal and more "powerful" ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Social Sciences
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DNA work saves fish from extinction

Flinders University scientists have created a model for conservation programs after helping to bring local populations of native pygmy perch back from extinction.

dateMar 09, 2016 in Ecology
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Algal blooms reveal their poisonous past

A poisonous, "hairy efflorescence" in a 17th century Polish lake is likely to be the first recorded example of a toxic blue-green algal (cyanobacterial) bloom, according to environmental scientists at Flinders.

dateFeb 19, 2016 in Environment
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Reducing heatwave and other summer risks

As temperatures head over 40C, the need to closely monitor vulnerable younger and older people with health issues is high – particularly with the increased risk of bushfires and interruption to critical infrastructure causing ...

dateDec 18, 2015 in Environment
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