Flinders University is an integral part of Australia's respected higher education system and makes an important economic and social contribution to South Australia and to the nation.
Flinders has a high research profile and consistently ranks among Australia's top universities on a per capita basis for research.
Established in 1966, in a period of significant expansion of higher education in Australia, we have grown to become a model for a modern university – successful, progressive and dynamic yet still friendly and accessible.
We emphasise innovation and excellence in our educational programs and research across a wide range of disciplines.
Flinders is steadily expanding its international profile and has increasing numbers of onshore and offshore students who come from over 80 countries.
Flinders University's mission is expressed in four words:
These inform our teaching, research and community engagement. They also focus our commitment to innovation.
Major institutional aims
Flinders aims to be:
* known locally, nationally and internationally as a research university
* recognised for our leadership position in higher education through establishing courses that are distinctive and relevant, and which meet national and international quality standards
* acknowledged by students, graduates, employers, industry, the Australian Indigenous community, the public and our peers for excellence and innovation in teaching and in research
* recognised nationally and internationally as an active contributor in the global higher education network
* acknowledged as leading our peers in commitment and practice and in relation to equity, equal opportunity, and human relations, and for promoting the success and well-being of our students, our staff and our community
* a leader in the community, recognised for engaging and working with external communities and organisations to create significant mutual benefits
* a medium-sized university, with continued planned growth in activities and income.