Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. It was founded in 1966 and was named after Matthew Flinders, a British navigator and cartographer who explored the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century.
The university offers teaching across six colleges: the College of Business, Government and Law; the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; the College of Medicine and Public Health; the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and the College of Science and Engineering.
There are three main campuses situated in Bedford Park, Victoria Square and Tonsley. There are also buildings at a number of regional locations across South Australia, South West Australia and the Northern Territory. In 2015, the Flinders University opened a new campus at Tonsley, the former site of the Mitsubishi Motors Australia plant. It houses the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, and the Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology.