Taking a multilingual approach to literacy

A new approach to language learning that aims to improve literacy outcomes across languages by integrating foreign languages into daily classroom activities is currently being trialled in 11 primary schools across South Australia.

Researching great white shark tourism

Scientists and South Australian cage-diving operators are collaborating in a world-first project to ensure the State’s eco-tourism activities take good care of Australia’s protected white sharks

LED glasses step into the light

Light therapy glasses – spectacles that use inbuilt light emitting diodes (LEDs) to assist in resetting the body’s natural clock – are a step closer to commercial availability with the award of a grant from the Federal Government’s Commercialisation Australia fund.

Flinders robots make war games final

A first-year Flinders University science student has played an integral part in the development of super-smart robots that will come under the watchful eyes of high-ranking international defence officials at a war games event in November.

Federalism’s flickering fortunes

A revival of Australia’s system of federalism through stronger co-operation between States and Commonwealth was another casualty of the latter phase of Kevin Rudd’s prime ministership, according to a Flinders University political analyst.

Nothing fishy about tuna breeding award

The Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), of which Flinders University is a major research partner, has won the CRC Association’s Excellence in Innovation award for research that has enabled the breeding and rearing of Southern Bluefin Tuna in land-based hatcheries.

Oil leases a threat to fishery ecosystem

The issuing of oil drilling licences off the coast of South Australia poses a serious potential threat to the ecosystem that underpins the nation’s most valuable fishing industry, a Flinders University oceanographer has said.

Six Teaching and Learning Citations for Flinders

A program that takes students of health professional courses to remote Indigenous communities has won an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for a team of Flinders academics, and is one of six citations made to the University.