Flinders University’s flags are flying at half-mast in a tribute to the University’s founding visionary and first Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Karmel AC, CBE.
Leading the Catholic community during the Second World War, extricating the Catholic Church from involvement in politics in the 1950s, and attending the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965 were hallmarks of Matthew Beovich’s three-decade career as archbishop of Adelaide.
Strategies that treat food as an “energy source” may be unhelpful in countering obesity because they do not relate to the way most people think about eating, according to General Sir John Monash Scholarship winner and Flinders graduate, Amy McLennan.
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.
South Australian production of biodiesel from microalgae is a step closer with the grant of $1.2 million to Flinders University and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
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’s environmental eye-in-the-sky will have even sharper vision thanks to the award of $450,000 of Australia Research Council infrastructure funding.