New business and community development opportunities funded by the Federal Government would lay the foundations for a sustainable economic future for Murray and Murrumbidgee river towns following a major water buyback, according to Flinders University researchers, Professor Chris Miller and Associate Professor Fiona Verity.
The need to stop whaling has been given greater urgency by new research that shows Southern Ocean sperm whales play an important role in removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Professor Michael Kidd, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University, has become the first Australian in more than 30 years to be elected President of the World Organisation of Family Doctors.
A new Centre for Gambling Research at Flinders will focus on all current and novel forms of gambling, particularly on-line, which pose huge potential problems for the community.
New techniques for tracking bomb-making materials, and possibly pointing the way towards the terrorists themselves, are being researched at Flinders University.
The boom-bust cycle of Australia’s trade relationship with countries like China could be mitigated with a more sophisticated dialogue involving the Federal Government and the private sector, according to Mr Richard Leaver.
From soap bubbles to catalytic converters, the nature of interactions on a surface are vital in huge range of structures and processes.
Universities have a responsibility to stimulate public debate over serious policy issues and help fill the vacuum left by a media demanding instantaneous news and politicians fixated with ‘spin’, according to Mr Geoff Anderson.
Flinders University is set to make a major contribution to the skills required by South Australia’s burgeoning defence and shipbuilding with the introduction of the State’s first undergraduate naval architecture degree.