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Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Colin Stirling
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Campus locations

  • Bedford Park (main
  • Victoria Square - Adelaide CBD
  • Tonsley
  • Northern Territory
    • Darwin 
    • Alice Springs
    • Katherine
    • Nhulunbuy
  • Regional South Australia
    • Lincoln Marine
      Science Centre
    • Riverland
    • Greater Green


Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University is committed to making a difference through its innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Our research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, and water and environment. 90% of Flinders University’s research has been ranked at or above world standard in the latest Excellence in Research Australia assessment.

An award winning, state-of-the-art student hub at our main Bedford Park campus is designed to foster interactive learning in a digitally enabled environment. Our high tech innovation campus at Tonsley engages our students with leading business enterprises within the Tonsley Innovation District. It’s home to our Flinders New Venture Institute, a leader in start-ups and entrepreneurship programs.

Flinders excels in remote area education, in particular its Northern Territory Medical Program which allows students to complete a Flinders Doctor of Medicine in Darwin, supported by facilities in Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Rural medical, nursing, and allied health courses delivered at Renmark and other regional centres are identical in structure to those in Adelaide.

Internationally, Flinders jointly provides courses with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia - where our Jembatan program is fostering cultural engagement.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered across six Colleges and online for some 25,000 students. Our 4,000 international students come from more than 100 countries. Our main campus has on-site accommodation for 500 students, and an international pathways centre.

Flinders’ commitment to making a positive difference to our world is captured in our strategic plan Making a Difference – The 2025 Agenda. With a vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates, Flinders University aspires to create a culture that supports students and staff to succeed, to foster research excellence that builds better communities, to inspire education that produces original thinkers, and to promote meaningful engagement that enhances our environment, economy and society.