One of Australia’s most progressive and innovative institutions, Flinders University has earned an international reputation for research that tackles real-world challenges and explores some of the truly fundamental questions of our time.
Flinders University works with some of the world’s foremost defence and technology companies,
ensuring its research is real-world tested and ready for commercial application.
As host to a suite of flagship national research centres, Flinders is engaged with universities and research
institutes in Australia and around the world, bringing together the finest minds to develop new technologies and practical solutions. This is particularly evident in our impressive expertise in defence research and innovation.
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Flinders University’s defence research centres are based at the Bedford Park and Tonsley campuses, in the heart of South Australia’s technology and manufacturing industries. Notably, the Flinders Centre for Defence Engineering, Research and Training is developing world-leading academic knowledge and capability in key disciplines that make up defence engineering and technology.
The Centre is home to a $5 million National collaboration between the Department of Defence and Flinders University on EW research and training. The Flinders Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology also works closely with defence and industry on solving revolutionary real-world problems. Flinders’ Australian Industrial Transformation Institute brings social scientists and engineers together to work on the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation and advanced technologies. The Flinders led Factory of the Future, in partnership with BAE Systems Australia, is Australia’s first industrial-scale high value manufacturing research and accelerator facility and will create hundreds of jobs at a time when employment is critical.
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