Flinders University’s ambition to expand tertiary education, contribute to the skills required in a changing regional economy and engage with the community has been boosted with a $3.25 million grant from the Federal Government.
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Flinders University has signed a deal with biotechnology firm, Xenome Ltd, to license research that will assist in the development of drugs to arrest acute pancreatitis.
Flinders University is playing a leading role in the employment of Indigenous people, according to the Minister for Employment Participation, Mr Brendan O’Connor.
There are some new faces at Flinders University: a group of Chinese academics will be on the campus for four months as part of a joint mentoring scheme between the University and the Beijing Teachers’ Training Centre for Higher Education.
Flinders University gains $1 million grant from Myer Philanthropy’s 2009 Commemorative Grants Program.
The Australian Science and Mathematics School, located at Flinders University, has won the Education category of the 2008 South Australian of the Year Awards ceremony.
Flinders University’s Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research has received a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Award for “excellence and innovation in teaching, recruitment and support of Indigenous students to higher education”.
Flinders engineering undergraduates have maintained a strong performance by the University in one of the leading competitions for engineering prowess taking out first and second places in 2008.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber, has announced that Professor Andrew Parkin has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Flinders University.