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A message from the Vice-Chancellor: Towards 50 Years at Flinders University

A message from the Vice-Chancellor: Towards 50 Years at Flinders University

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Dear students,

Flinders University is fast approaching an exciting and major milestone - our 50th Anniversary.

A year from today, on March 25th 2016, we will celebrate 50 years of Flinders and our reputation as one of Australia’s leading universities – with the launch of the new Student Hub and Plaza.

As we approach our 50th Anniversary in 2016, it is important that we recognise and celebrate past success, but we must also look forward by articulating our ambitions for Flinders University, building on our strengths for an exciting future.

Flinders is a University with strong foundations; with the largest infrastructure investment project in its history and increasing enrolments, we are South Australia’s fastest growing University. We have much to look forward to. I am keen that our University community contributes to the development of our future vision, and works with us towards that aim.

Celebrate with us
Our 50th Anniversary celebrations will involve a variety of interesting and engaging events and activities throughout 2016. Core to our activities is engaging with our students to ensure Flinders 50th Anniversary is one to remember!

And we will do this in a number of ways. Planning is well underway and we invite you to contribute. Some of the ways you can be involved include:

  • Pitch your Project - At Flinders University, we recognise the important role our students and have staff have played in our achievements and success over the past 50 years. We are inviting students to pitch ideas for projects which meet the campaign’s four core themes for seed funding to initiate the project in 2016. Submit your Proposal>
  • Your Story - Everyone has a story – we want to hear yours! Flinders University is producing a 50th Anniversary publication that will mark this milestone in a way that celebrates our history, our successes and looks forward to a bright and exciting future. Tell your Story>
  • Notable Alumni - Do you know of an alumni who has made a major contribution in their chosen field, is changing lives in the community, or embodies the Flinders aspiration to Inspire Achievement? If so we are keen to share and celebrate those stories in our 50th year. Submit your Alumni Suggestions>
  • Events and Key Dates - There are a range of events and activities taking place to mark the 50th Anniversary, including the 50th Anniversary Launch Event, 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and more. View Key Dates to Remember>

To be part of any of the above activities or to find out more information, please visit the 50th Anniversary web pages at

Yours sincerely,

Professor Colin Stirling
Vice Chancellor