Making a modern nation – just add migrants

The remarkable and transformative story of Australian immigration over the course of the 20th century is the subject of a major new study by Flinders University historian Professor Eric Richards.

Excellence in Indigenous education recognised

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”.

Engineering students successful again

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.

Following Ibsen around the world

Professor Julie Holledge of the Drama Department at Flinders has received an ARC Discovery Grant for a project that will track performances of works by Henrik Ibsen, the 19th century Norwegian dramatist whose plays are still performed all around the world.

Listening the key to managing chronic illness

Encouraging health care workers to take the simple step of listening more to the needs and coping capacities of chronically ill patients would help reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve working relationships between health workers and patients and ultimately deliver health outcomes for patients, according to a Flinders University academic.

Flinders research boosts biofuels potential

A biofuel additive developed by Flinders University could significantly boost biofuel use in Australia following the product’s commercialisation by the University’s industry partners, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Midfield Group and Food Processing Equipment (FPE).