Flinders University


Flinders University is a globally connected, locally engaged institution that exemplifies teaching, learning and research excellence.

As co-occupants of the Flinders Medical Centre and a founding member of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Flinders maintains its impressive tradition of fundamental discoveries and translation of our research across a range of Medical, Health, Clinical and Mental Health research areas. Leading Biomedical Engineering, Assistive Technologies and Digital Health researchers are also a vital component of our significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of people in our community and across the world.

Our research in Molecular Science and Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Digital Health, Water and the Environment is translated into benefits for the community through our robust network of partnerships with organisations and industries, together delivering real-world solutions.

We contribute to our understanding of the world around us by diving deep into the past through our outstanding History, Archaeology and Palaeontology research, and we tackle today’s pressing social issues such as crime, the future of work and the social determinants of health equity.

90 per cent of our research has been ranked at or above world class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Flinders University’s main campus at Bedford Park in Adelaide’s inner south is spread across 165 hectares of beautiful natural bushland featuring thousands of trees and an array of wildlife. Our natural assets are complemented by an impressive new hub and plaza development at the very heart of the campus. A leading university for student experience, Flinders is rated number 1 in Australia across 9 International Student Barometer categories.

Our award-winning Computer, Science, Engineering and Mathematics facilities at the nearby Tonsley campus are located within South Australia’s premier Innovation District, facilitating our engagement with companies committed to the development and application of advanced technologies.

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Flinders University published between 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
43 6.90

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Life Sciences 29 4.65
Earth & Environmental Sciences 11 1.20
Chemistry 5 1.45
Physical Sciences 4 0.26

Highlight of the month

Preventing problem mine site runoff

© Santiago Urquijo/Getty

© Santiago Urquijo/Getty

The acidic, metal-laden runoff that can be produced from disturbed rock at mine sites may be more preventable than previously thought.

Aquatic ecosystems near mine sites can be harmed by acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD), a process in which sulfide minerals brought to the surface react with water and oxygen to produce sulfuric acid. The resulting acidic wastewater can dissolve toxic metals from the surrounding rock, harming downstream habitats.

Previous studies using the common sulfide mineral pyrite had shown that adding silicate can help to suppress AMD formation. However, this treatment was effective only in pH-neutral conditions.

Now, a team that included researchers from Flinders University in South Australia has shown that the silicate treatment is effective even in acidic conditions when a mixture of sulfide minerals is present. This suggests that silicate AMD suppression can be realized in a broader range of mine sites than previously thought.

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  1. Environmental Science and Technology 53, 11922−11931 (2019). doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b03965

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 42.79% Domestic
  • 57.21% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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