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Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Colin Stirling
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Campus locations

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

Flinders University has a proud reputation for innovative research and excellence in teaching and learning in South Australia, the Northern Territory and beyond.

Home to South Australia’s 2017 Rhodes Scholar, Australia’s University Teacher of the Year and South Australia’s International Student of the Year, our distinguished alumni include a Fields Medallist.

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. Ninety per cent of Flinders University’s research has been ranked at or above world standard in the latest Excellence in Research Australia assessment.

Flinders is committed to delivering exceptional student experience. Our state-of-the-art student hub at Bedford Park 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. It’s home to our Flinders New Venture Institute, a leader in start-ups and entrepreneurship programs.

Flinders students have the opportunity to futureproof their careers as a result of an innovative partnership with the Fox School of Business at Temple University a USA top ten business school for entrepreneurship.

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. 

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

Flinders has some 2,700 staff and 25,000 students; our 4,000 international students come from over 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, it aspires to create a culture that supports student 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.