Université de Flinders - Flinders University

Université de Flinders - Flinders University

Université régionale d'Australie du Sud

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In its 50 year history, Flinders University has made a substantial and distinctive contribution to higher education in South Australia. In recent years it has also achieved a prominent position as a leading education provider in the Northern Territory, particularly in the field of medicine.

Research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, engineering, and water and environment. Leading Flinders researchers include biomedical engineer Professor Karen Reynolds, bowel cancer pioneer Professor Graeme Young and hydrogeologist Professor Craig Simmons, each South Australian Scientists of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2015 respectively, and eminent public health specialist Professor Fran Baum.

A state-of-the-art $120 million campus at Tonsley was launched in 2015. It centrally locates the university’s School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Medical Device Research Institute and Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, within an innovation precinct alongside key businesses.

A hub for our entrepreneurs, next generation start-ups and employers through the Flinders New Venture Institute, it provides a platform for collaboration with local industries and manufacturers, and an impetus for economic transformation in South Australia.

Flinders excels in remote area education and has trained medical students in the Northern Territory since 1997. Its Northern Territory Medical Program allows students to complete a Flinders MD while remaining resident in Darwin. Today Flinders is the most significant external provider of tertiary education in the Northern Territory with major facilities on the Casuarina Campus of Charles Darwin University, at Royal Darwin Hospital and in Alice Springs.

The university’s award winning contemporary teaching delivers world class education for its students in a supportive environment, and enhances learning opportunities for students from communities with low rates of university participation. Flinders has a proud reputation as one of the most highly regarded international providers of postgraduate education in Asia.

Research collaborations in China are focused on Changsha and Shandong provinces. Courses are provided jointly with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Flinders has a particular focus on the delivery of social work and disability services courses in Indonesia, along with nursing, business and international relations.

To mark the special relationship Flinders enjoys with Indonesia the Jembatan (bridge) initiative was launched in 2015 to promote cultural engagement between South Australia and Indonesia.