- Flinders University
chancellor=Sir Eric Neal
Michael N Barber
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website= [http://www.flinders.edu.au/ www.flinders.edu.au]
Flinders University, or The Flinders University of South Australia, is a
public universityin Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, founded in 1966. It is named in honour of navigator and explorer 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
Innovative Research Universities Australiaand ranks among the leading universities in Australia. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education and has respected faculties in medicine, law, the sciences and humanities. Fact|date=September 2008 In 2008 the university is ranked 10th in Australia and among the top 401 universities globally by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities. [Citation
last = Shanghai Jiao Tong University
first = Center for World-Class Universities
title = Top 100 Asia Pacific Universities
year = 2008
url = http://www.arwu.org/rank2008/ARWU2008_TopAsia(EN).htm
accessdate = September 12, 2008]
Flinders University was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on
March 25, 1966, as the Bedford Park campus of the University of Adelaide.
Just 18 days earlier, however, the South Australian Parliament had passed legislation to create an independent institution and the State's second university officially came into being on July 1st. There were 90 staff, four schools and just over 400 students. Professor Peter Karmel was the first Vice-Chancellor and Sir Mark Mitchell the first Chancellor. The campus land has been owned by the State or Federal Government since 1915. Fact|date=September 2008
The university takes its name from British navigator
Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in 1802. Its coat of arms includes a reproduction of Flinders' ship "Investigator" and an extract from his book A Voyage to Terra Australis.
A significant early initiative was the decision to build the Flinders Medical Centre on land adjacent to the campus and to base the university's Medical School within this new public hospital - the first such integration in Australia. FMC opened in 1976. In 1990, the biggest building project on campus since the mid-1970s saw work commence on three new buildings - Law and Commerce; Engineering; and Information Science and Technology. In 1991, as part of a restructuring of higher education in South Australia, Flinders merged with the adjacent Sturt Campus of the former South Australian College of Advanced Education. In 1992 the present four-faculty structure was adopted.
[http://www.wiki.flindersstudents.com More info]
The university maintains a number of external teaching facilities in regional South Australia, south-west Victoria and the
Northern Territory. International students make up 10% of the on-campus student population and a number of offshore programmes are also offered, primarily in the Asia-Pacificregion.
Flinders University offers more than 160 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as higher degree research supervision across all disciplines. Many courses use new information and communication technologies to supplement face-to-face teaching and provide flexible options.
Faculties and Schools
* [http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/ehlt/ Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology]
* [http://www.flinders.edu.au/healthsc/ Faculty of Health Sciences]
* [http://www.scieng.flinders.edu.au/ Faculty of Science and Engineering]
* [http://www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/ Faculty of Social Sciences]
Australian Science and Mathematics School
Flinders Medical Centre
Adelaide College of Divinity
Flinders University has many sports teams that compete in social and competitive competitions. Flinders University also fields a baseball side in the Division 5 and Division 6 levels of the
South Australian Baseball League.
Distinguished alumni & persons
John Schumann, Michael Atkinson, Verity Truman, Chris Timms (founding members of Redgum)
Greig Pickhaver(also known as H.G. Nelson)
* [http://www.flinders.edu.au Flinders University]
* [http://www.flindersdramacentregraduates.com.au/ Flinders Drama Centre Graduates]
* [http://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/Catalog/legislation/Acts/t/1966.23.htm "The Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966"]
* [http://www.flindersStudents.com FlindersStudents Flinders University Student's News]
* [http://www.flindersstudents.com/news/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,27/ FlindersStudents Flinders University Student Forums]
* [http://www.wiki.flindersstudents.com/ FlindersStudents Flinders University Student Wiki]
;Affiliated teaching bodies
* [http://www.asms.sa.edu.au/ Australian Science and Mathematics School]
* [http://www.flinders.sa.gov.au/ Flinders Medical Centre]
* [http://www.acsa.sa.edu.au/ Adelaide Central School of Art]
* [http://www.helpmann.sa.edu.au/ Helpmann Academy]
* [http://www.anzsog.edu.au/ Australia New Zealand School of Government]
* [http://www.irua.edu.au Innovative Research Universities Australia]
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