Founded in 1966, Flinders University is a leading public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU). It offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as advanced programs of research across all disciplines.

The University has the following Faculties:
- Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Social Sciences

It has a number of specialist research centres and institutes, including the Research Centre for Injury Studies, Centre for Groundwater Studies, Centre for Remote Health, Airborne Research Australia, Centre for Development Studies, Centre for Neuroscience, National Institute of Labour Studies Inc, Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research, etc.

The university also offers some programs offshore, in partnership with overseas institutions such as the Capital Normal University (China), Sichuan Normal University (China), Singapore Institute of Commerce, National Cancer Centre of Singapore Pte Ltd, etc. Its affiliated institutions include Southern Adelaide Health Service, Adelaide College of Divinity, Adelaide Central School of Art, and Helpmann Academy.

Rankings:

- The university made significant improvements in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, ranked 254th in 2009, up from 273rd in 2008 and 351st in 2007.

- Top 70 in Asia and in the range of 303-401th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009. It is placed in the same range as University of Newcastle, Tasmania and Wollongong.

- Placed among the World's Top 300 for the following subjects: Life Sciences & Biomedicine (241st) and Social Sciences (290th), according to THE-QS Rankiongs 2009.

- 22nd in the nation according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2009

- Placed among the Top 70 Institutions in Asia and Top 400 in the World by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's ARWU 2008.

- It is placed in the top 10 universities in Australia, in the top 64 universities in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the top 400 universities in the world (ARWU 2007).

- Flinders graduates have a higher full-time employment rate than both the national averages and South Australian (Graduate Careers Australia Graduate Destinations Data, 2006).

- Placed among the top 10 Australian universities in the ranking of international standing of Australian universities by The Melbourne Institute (2005).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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