Flinders University was named after a great navigator, Matthew Flinders, who wrote explaining why he was embarking on his adventurous life of discovery:
'I have too much ambition to rest in the unnoticed middle order of mankind. Since neither birth or fortune have favoured me, my actions shall speak to the world.'
Research is a fundamental cornerstone of our mission as a University. Through research, and research-led teaching, we build and develop the knowledge and capabilities that improve lives and enhance society as a whole.