Academic Ranking of World Universities

Flinders University
English Name: Flinders University
Region: Oceania
Country/Region: Australia
Found Year: 1966
Address: GPO Box 2100
Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au

Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Our main campus is located 12km from the Adelaide city centre and provides accommodation for 560 students.

In an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation, Flinders University is growing its international reputation as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and a source of enterprising graduates equipped to change the world.

Unique innovation and entrepreneurship offerings are supported by the Flinders New Venture Institute, a global entrepreneurship leader located at our high tech Tonsley campus, while our Victoria Square campus provides an alternative study space in the heart of the city. Flinders’ also co-delivers courses with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

In 2020 we commenced work on our exciting Flinders Village development, which will embed research and student accommodation amid cafés, shops and other community amenities in a thriving urban centre located at main campus.

Research intensive, we are finding solutions to the world’s challenges through strengths including biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, water and environment.  Our research contributions are rich and growing, with some 90 per cent ranked at or above world class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)*. 

Flinders University is a top 2% university in the world and ranked number one in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, student/teacher ratio and undergraduate starting salary**.

We offer more than 500 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees through contemporary teaching that embeds the latest technologies, and are world-leading in remote area education, particularly through its Northern Territory Medical Program.

Ranked number one in South Australia for postgraduate fulltime employment and overall quality of education experience***, Flinders’ postgraduate students enjoy flexibility to study at their pace and place.

Flinders University has approximately 2,600 staff and 25,000 students - including more than 5,400 international students.  Our alumni are located all around the world, including mathematics prodigy Terence Tao and Hollywood director Scott Hicks.

Flinders University is focused on doing everything possible to make its students time at university the best it can be while developing critical thinkers able to not just succeed, but go beyond.

Career- minded

Plugged into industry trends, professional placements and practical experiences, teaching at Flinders is designed to take students from learning to earning, delivering the best possible study experience and ensuring graduates are career-ready.

Progressive

Flinders University’s facilities are purpose-built for the study needs of students. Its researchers and lecturers are equipped with up-to-the-minute knowledge based on world-class research and industry collaboration.

Student-centred

Flinders University students gain specialised skills and knowledge in their chosen field plus enhanced abilities in independent thinking, communication, collaboration, ethics and creativity – qualities that prepare them to become experts and innovators in their fields.

Comprehensive offerings

From medicine to business, science or rich arts offerings, Flinders University offers more than 500 undergraduate, post graduate and research degrees taught by global and national experts focused on the experience and outcomes of their students. The university is a world-leader in remote area education, in particular through the Northern Territory Medical Program, which allows students to complete a Doctor of Medicine in Darwin, supported by facilities in Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy.

Internationally minded

Flinders University students can gain international experience and earn credit for their degree while travelling the world through many partner universities and organisations. With around 5,200 international students from more than 90 countries, Flinders is a truly global university. Domestic students benefit from a rich multicultural environment. Students from overseas enjoy an outstanding educational and lifestyle experience in one of Australia’s most affordable and liveable cities, close to exceptional beaches, conservation parks and regional experiences.

Flinders University offers a range of postgraduate courses to help people realise their full potential by excelling in their careers, or changing careers.

Many of the University’s postgraduate courses are nested, meaning there are flexible entry and exit points. For example, those who enrol in a Masters and do not complete it – but do complete the nested Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma –may exit with that qualification.

The university is a also world-leader in remote area education, in particular through the Northern Territory Medical Program, which allows students to complete a Doctor of Medicine in Darwin, supported by facilities in Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy.

With over 90 online postgraduate courses to choose from, students enjoy flexibility at Flinders University to study at the pace and place that suits their lifestyle. Students may be eligible for credit towards their course depending on prior skills, experience and study.

Flinders University is ranked number one in South Australia for postgraduate fulltime employment and overall quality of education experience (The Good Universities Guide 2020, public SA-founded universities only).


*Flinders rating 89.7%, rounded up to 90%. Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018

**THE World University Rankings 2020 as a percentage of the total number of universities in the world according to the International Association of Universities

***The Good Universities Guide 2020, public SA-founded universities only



Total Enrollment:11301
           International Students:2008(18%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:9263
           International Students:1122(12%)
Graduate Enrollment:2038
           International Students:886(43%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Applied Geographical Information Systems, Bachelor of
           Archaeology, Bachelor of
           Arts, Bachelor of
           Bachelor of Education (Secondary Schooling)/Languages
           Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor of
           Business (Advanced Leadership), Bachelor of
           Business (Business Economics), Bachelor of
           Business (Entrepreneurship), Bachelor of
           Business (Human Resource Management), Bachelor of
           Business (International Business), Bachelor of
           Business (Management), Bachelor of
           Business (Marketing), Bachelor of
           Business and Technology, Bachelor of
           Business and Technology, Master of
           Business, Bachelor of
           Clinical Sciences, Bachelor Of, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery *Not Available To International Students
           Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of
           Commerce (Accounting/Finance), Bachelor of
           Commerce (Advanced Leadership), Bachelor Of
           Commerce (Finance), Bachelor of
           Commerce (Finance/Economics), Bachelor of
           Commerce (Sustainability), Bachelor of
           Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of
           Computer Science, Bachelor of
           Creative Arts (Creative Writing), Bachelor of
           Creative Arts (Digital Media), Bachelor of
           Creative Arts (Drama), Bachelor of
           Creative Arts (Screen), Bachelor of
           Disability and Developmental Education, Bachelor of
           Education (Early Childhood and Special Education)/Disability Studies
           Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of /Bachelor of Arts
           Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling)/Bachelor of Arts 教育(中学与中学教育)/文学士
           Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling)/Bachelor of Health Sciences
           Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling)/Bachelor of Science
           Education (Middle and Secondary/Special Education)/Disability Studies
           Education (Primary R - 7 and Special Education)/Disability Studies
           Education (Primary R - 7)/Bachelor of Arts
           Engineering (Biomedical), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Biomedical), Bachelor of /Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
           Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Computer Systems), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Electronics), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Environmental Technologies), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Maritime Electronics), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Mechanical), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Mechanical), Bachelor of / Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
           Engineering (Naval Architecture), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Robotics), Bachelor of
           Engineering (Robotics), Bachelor of / Master of Engineering (Electronics)
           Engineering (Software), Bachelor of
           Engineering Science, Bachelor of
           Environmental Management, Bachelor of
           Government and Public Management, Bachelor of
           Health Sciences (Paramedic), Bachelor of - See Refer To Bachelor of Paramedic Science
           Health Sciences (Principles In Occupational Therapy) / Master of Occupational Therapy *Not Available To International Students
           Health Sciences (Principles In Physiotherapy) / Master of Physiotherapy  *Not Available To International Students
           Health Sciences, Bachelor of
           Information Technology (Digital Media) (Honours), Bachelor of
           Information Technology (Digital Media), Bachelor of
           Information Technology (Honours), Bachelor of
           Information Technology, Bachelor of
           International Studies, Bachelor of
           International Tourism, Bachelor of
           Justice and Society (Law Pathway), Bachelor of
           Justice and Society, Bachelor of
           Languages, Bachelor of
           Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of
           Laws and Legal Practice (Honours), Bachelor of
           Laws and Legal Practice, Bachelor Of
           Media (Creative Arts), Bachelor of
           Media (Public Affairs), Bachelor of
           Medical Science (Vision Science)/Master of Optometry *Not Available To International Students
           Medical Science, Bachelor of
           Medicine, Bachelor of and Bachelor of Surgery (Graduate Entry)
           Midwifery (Pre-Registration), Bachelor of
           Midwifery (Registered Midwife Entry), Bachelor of *Not Available To International Students
           Midwifery (Registered Nurse Entry), Bachelor of *Not Available To International Students
           Nursing (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of
           Nursing (Pre-Registration), Bachelor of
           Nursing (Registered Midwife Entry), Bachelor of *Not Available To International Students
           Nursing (Registered Nurse Entry), Bachelor of
           Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of
           Optometry - See Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/Master of Optometry *Not Available To International Students
           Paramedic Science, Bachelor Of
           Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of
           Science (Animal Behaviour), Bachelor of
           Science (Aquaculture), Bachelor of
           Science (Biodiversity and Conservation), Bachelor of
           Science (Biotechnology), Bachelor of
           Science (Environmental Science), Bachelor of
           Science (Forensic and Analytical Chemistry), Bachelor of
           Science (Marine Biology), Bachelor of
           Science (Nanotechnology), Bachelor of
           Science In Computing and Digital Media, Bachelor Of. Refer To Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Media)
           Social Planning, Bachelor of
           Social Work and Social Planning, Bachelor of
           Special Education, Bachelor of
           Speech Pathology, Bachelor of
           Theology, Bachelor of
Master's Degree Programs
           Accounting
           Aged Care Nursing
           Aged Care Nursing Studies
           Applied Gerontology
           Applied Gerontology
           Applied History and Heritage Studies
           Applied History and Heritage Studies
           Applied Population Studies
           Applied Population Studies
           Applied Population Studies
           Archaeology
           Archaeology
           Arts (Women'S Studies)
           Arts (Women'S Studies)
           Arts (Women'S Studies)
           Asian Governance
           Asian Governance
           Audiology
           Audiology
           Biotechnology Studies
           Biotechnology Studies
           Biotechnology Studies
           Business Administration
           Business Administration (Biotechnology)
           Business Administration (Biotechnology)
           Business Administration (Education)
           Business Administration (Health)
           Business Administration (International Business)
           Business Administration (Tourism)
           Business and Technology
           Business and Technology
           Child and Family Health Nursing
           Child and Family Health Nursing
           Child Well-Being and Protection
           Child Well-Being and Protection
           Chronic Condition Management
           Chronic Condition Management
           Clinical Education
           Clinical Education
           Clinical Nursing
           Clinical Nursing
           Clinical Rehabilitation
           Clinical Rehabilitation
           Continence Nurse Advisor
           Continence Nurse Advisor
           Correctional Nursing
           Creative Arts (Creative Writing)
           Creative Arts (Drama)
           Creative Arts (Screen Production)
           Critical Care Nursing
           Critical Care Nursing
           Cultural Heritage Management
           Cultural Heritage Management
           Development Administration
           Development Administration
           Diabetes Management and Education
           Diabetes Management and Education
           Disability Studies
           Disability Studies
           Education
           Education (Behaviour)
           Education (Behaviour)
           Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice)
           Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice)
           Education (Educational Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
           Education (Educational Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
           Education (Gifted Education)
           Education (Gifted Education)
           Education (Higher Education)
           Education (Higher Education)
           Education (International Baccalaureate)
           Education (International Baccalaureate)
           Education (Leadership and Management)
           Education (Leadership and Management)
           Education (Leadership and Management)
           Education (Learning Difficulties)
           Education (Learning Difficulties)
           Education (Professional Learning)
           Education (Professional Learning)
           Education (Social Justice In Education)
           Education (Social Justice In Education)
           Education (Social Justice In Education)
           Education (Special Education)
           Education (Special Education)
           Education (Studies of Asia)
           Education (Studies of Asia)
           Education (Studies of Asia)
           Education (Vision Impairment)
           Education (Vision Impairment)
           Emergency Nursing
           Emergency Nursing
           Engineering (Biomedical)
           Engineering (Biomedical)
           Engineering (Biomedical)
           Engineering (Biomedical)
           Engineering (Electronics)
           Engineering (Electronics)
           Engineering (Electronics)
           Environmental Compliance
           Environmental Compliance
           Environmental Health Practice
           Environmental Health Practice
           Environmental Management
           Forensic Dna
           Gender and Development
           Gender and Development
           Gender and Development
           Gender and Development
           Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis
           Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis
           Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis
           Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis
           General Practice Nursing
           General Practice Nursing
           Geographical Information Systems
           Geographical Information Systems
           Groundwater Hydrology
           Groundwater Hydrology
           Groundwater Hydrology
           Health
           Health
           Health Administration
           Health and International Development
           Health and International Development
           Health Promotion
           Health Promotion
           Indigenous and Remote Child Health
           Indigenous and Remote Child Health
           Information Technology
           Information Technology
           Intensive Care Paramedic
           International Development
           International Relations
           Language
           Language Studies
           Language Teaching
           Language Teaching
           Laws (International Law / International Relations)
           Laws (International Law / International Relations)
           Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling
           Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling
           Maritime Archaeology
           Maritime Archaeology
           Maritime Archaeology
           Mental Health Nursing
           Mental Health Nursing
           Mental Health Sciences
           Mental Health Sciences
           Midwifery
           Midwifery
           Musculoskeletal Medicine
           Musculoskeletal Medicine
           Nanotechnology
           Natural History Film-Making
           Natural History Film-Making
           Neuroscience (Learning)
           Nursing
           Nursing
           Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
           Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
           Nutrition and Dietetics
           Nutrition and Dietetics
           Occupational Therapy
           Occupational Therapy
           Organisational Learning
           Organisational Learning
           Palliative Care
           Palliative Care
           Palliative Care In Aged Care
           Palliative Care In Aged Care
           Physiotherapy
           Physiotherapy
           Primary Health Care
           Primary Health Care
           Primary Health Care In Developing Countries
           Primary Health Care In Developing Countries
           Primary Health Care In Developing Countries
           Professional Studies (Business)
           Psychology
           Public Administration
           Public Administration (Management)
           Public Administration (Policy)
           Public Health
           Public Health
           Public Health Research and Evaluation
           Remote Health Management
           Remote Health Practice
           Research (Business)
           Science (Computer Science)
           Science (Computer Science)
           Screen and Media Production
           Screen and Media Production
           Social Planning
           Social Planning
           Social Work
           Sociology
           Special Education
           Speech Pathology
           Speech Pathology
           Teaching (Early Childhood)
           Teaching (Primary R -7)
           Teaching (Secondary)
           Teaching (Special Education)
           Teaching English As A Second Language
           Teaching English As A Second Language
           Theological Studies
           Tourism (Biodiversity)
           Tourism (Festival and Event Design and Management)
           Tourism (Festival and Event Design and Management)
           Tourism (Interpretation)
           Tourism (Interpretation)
           Tourism (Non-Specialised Stream)
           Tourism (Non-Specialised Stream)
           Water Resources Management
           Water Resources Management
           Water Resources Management

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