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Flinders University ranked 20th in Australia, 461st in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 200 research topics. Flinders University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 43,651 academic publications and 949,949 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 51 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#461 of 14,131 In the World
#23 of 59 In Oceania
#20 of 40 In Australia
#2 of 4 In Adelaide
#22 of 1,021 For Publishing
#53 of 1,010 For Genealogy
#54 of 1,084 For Forensic Science
#1154 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#546 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 197 other topics

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Medicine rankings

Flinders University ranked 9th for Medicine in Australia and 330th in the World with 26,401 publications made and 650,469 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Nursing, Public Health.

Medicine ranking Location
#9 of 39 In Australia
#11 of 53 In Oceania
#330 of 6,552 In the World

Flinders University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 150 2241
1991 143 2277
1992 139 2364
1993 151 2551
1994 138 2608
1995 190 2699
1996 189 2731
1997 199 2924
1998 240 3411
1999 238 3673
2000 272 4045
2001 317 4441
2002 348 4761
2003 315 5221
2004 354 5899
2005 382 6753
2006 485 7824
2007 454 8641
2008 564 10172
2009 571 11772
2010 687 13429
2011 764 15806
2012 856 18042
2013 1097 21598
2014 1133 24903
2015 1301 28967
2016 1445 31652
2017 1528 36576
2018 1449 37560
2019 1557 45449
2020 1903 56028
2021 2491 77455
2022 2216 79022

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Forensic Science 6 6 54
Optometry 8 9 83
Healthcare Management (MHA) 7 8 103
Occupational Therapy 8 11 113
Nursing 11 12 119
Social Work 15 17 119
Clinical Psychology 10 11 142
Gerontology 11 13 146
Health Science 12 14 147
Ophthalmology 7 8 162
Plastic Surgery 5 5 171
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 12 14 177
Sports / Exercise science 19 22 183
Family medicine 10 12 208
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 15 17 211
Critical Care Nursing 8 10 223
Public Health 16 18 227
Psychiatry 9 11 228
Physical Therapy 16 19 231
Epidemiology 13 16 254
Anesthesiology 8 10 259
Respiratory Therapy 11 14 261
Audiology 10 12 277
Pharmacology 8 10 278
Cosmetology 6 7 285
Sports Medicine 20 23 291
Anatomy and Physiology 10 12 332
Pediatrics 12 14 338
Surgery 8 10 342
Pathology 11 13 352
Medical Physics 12 14 353
Cardiology 8 10 364
Urology 9 11 440
Immunology 9 11 447
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 8 10 448
Neurosurgery 8 9 450
Dermatology 8 10 458
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 8 10 462
Oncology and Cancer research 10 12 472
Veterinary 16 19 477
Radiation Therapy 10 11 504
Toxicology 13 16 515
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 15 17 567
Virology 16 19 600
Biomedical Engineering 19 22 626
Dentistry 15 19 689
Orthodontics 18 22 706
Sonography and Ultrasound 15 19 719
Pharmacy 14 17 828

Biology rankings

Flinders University ranked 18th for Biology in Australia and 490th in the World with 25,603 publications made and 654,285 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Paleontology, Neuroscience, Immunology.

Biology ranking Location
#18 of 39 In Australia
#21 of 54 In Oceania
#490 of 6,663 In the World

Flinders University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 164 2794
1991 177 2692
1992 170 2814
1993 176 2941
1994 176 3017
1995 222 3161
1996 188 3197
1997 203 3374
1998 282 3970
1999 270 4265
2000 296 4579
2001 323 4926
2002 344 5362
2003 337 5815
2004 365 6476
2005 369 7370
2006 498 8437
2007 451 9389
2008 565 10669
2009 561 12150
2010 690 13761
2011 694 16113
2012 800 18171
2013 1036 21278
2014 1030 24543
2015 1186 28411
2016 1388 31705
2017 1420 36338
2018 1369 37563
2019 1444 45611
2020 1721 54644
2021 2250 75551
2022 1947 76620

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 15 17 211
Neuroscience 10 12 275
Pharmacology 8 10 278
Zoology 15 19 296
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 16 19 366
Animal Science 16 20 398
Biophysics 10 13 418
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 13 15 427
Evolutionary Biology 15 19 428
Immunology 9 11 447
Molecular Biology 9 11 454
Entomology 20 24 461
Oncology and Cancer research 10 12 472
Genetics 10 12 476
Paleontology 21 26 480
Toxicology 13 16 515
Botany 20 25 525
Biochemistry 10 13 527
Biotechnology 11 14 527
Microbiology 16 19 547
Virology 16 19 600
Nutrition and Food Science 21 25 631
Astrobiology 18 23 672
Nanotechnology 20 23 841
Agricultural Science 29 35 878
Horticulture 24 29 895
Forestry 32 39 977

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Flinders University ranked 18th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Australia and 358th in the World with 23,186 publications made and 446,938 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Sociology, Law, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#18 of 39 In Australia
#20 of 54 In Oceania
#358 of 6,939 In the World

Flinders University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 112 837
1991 104 820
1992 129 990
1993 131 1013
1994 167 1057
1995 172 1161
1996 185 1188
1997 199 1271
1998 220 1577
1999 232 1706
2000 254 2034
2001 291 2282
2002 303 2752
2003 288 3117
2004 332 3615
2005 333 4404
2006 391 5117
2007 417 5841
2008 527 6972
2009 505 8122
2010 616 9198
2011 651 10621
2012 788 12594
2013 916 15073
2014 1047 17834
2015 1100 20608
2016 1244 21818
2017 1266 24937
2018 1247 26277
2019 1402 32295
2020 1626 38999
2021 2062 54525
2022 1867 54299

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Environmental Science rankings

Flinders University ranked 23rd for Environmental Science in Australia and 481st in the World with 17,181 publications made and 341,960 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#23 of 39 In Australia
#27 of 53 In Oceania
#481 of 6,683 In the World

Flinders University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 81 798
1991 81 762
1992 92 860
1993 96 870
1994 111 912
1995 111 850
1996 123 1054
1997 126 1051
1998 177 1291
1999 153 1433
2000 173 1603
2001 183 1809
2002 188 2180
2003 218 2396
2004 264 2781
2005 232 3431
2006 315 4043
2007 303 4600
2008 388 5247
2009 391 6030
2010 460 7286
2011 490 8444
2012 545 9766
2013 739 11820
2014 829 13907
2015 851 16022
2016 1005 17909
2017 932 20380
2018 894 21629
2019 1061 26985
2020 1223 31588
2021 1490 44366
2022 1356 43873

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Hydrology and Water resources management 14 14 215
Geotechnical Engineering 14 16 254
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 16 19 366
Urban and Regional planning 21 27 369
Oceanography 18 22 409
Ecology 25 29 465
Geography and Cartography 22 26 469
Geology 20 24 474
Paleontology 21 26 480
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 21 24 584
Environmental Engineering 22 26 619
Earth science and Geophysics 23 29 621
Petrology and Geochemistry 25 31 671
Environmental Management 28 34 703
Mining Engineering 28 33 805
Environmental Chemistry 25 30 875
Agricultural Science 29 35 878
Forestry 32 39 977

Psychology rankings

Flinders University ranked 14th for Psychology in Australia and 250th in the World with 16,661 publications made and 406,169 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#14 of 39 In Australia
#16 of 52 In Oceania
#250 of 6,353 In the World

Flinders University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 113 1730
1991 111 1712
1992 109 1747
1993 105 1993
1994 129 2045
1995 134 2145
1996 126 2108
1997 144 2245
1998 156 2558
1999 153 2645
2000 142 2760
2001 214 2958
2002 210 3308
2003 203 3657
2004 214 3956
2005 242 4529
2006 289 5027
2007 277 5640
2008 344 6648
2009 354 7720
2010 434 8528
2011 464 9883
2012 536 11499
2013 661 13545
2014 690 15662
2015 810 17855
2016 916 19168
2017 949 22005
2018 891 23134
2019 965 27413
2020 1117 33108
2021 1550 46858
2022 1430 47336

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Occupational Therapy 8 11 113
Social Work 15 17 119
Clinical Psychology 10 11 142
Sexology 11 13 152
Child Psychology 11 13 164
Social Psychology 13 15 201
Special Education 17 18 205
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 21 25 223
Psychiatry 9 11 228
Education Majors 25 29 251
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 17 19 271
Neuroscience 10 12 275
Cognitive Science 16 19 384

Chemistry rankings

Flinders University ranked 20th for Chemistry in Australia and 630th in the World with 16,501 publications made and 440,793 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#20 of 39 In Australia
#23 of 52 In Oceania
#630 of 6,327 In the World

Flinders University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 145 2562
1991 144 2462
1992 139 2511
1993 142 2605
1994 153 2595
1995 189 2814
1996 173 2781
1997 167 3077
1998 226 3466
1999 232 3793
2000 219 3875
2001 241 4238
2002 235 4352
2003 238 4570
2004 259 5059
2005 223 5651
2006 288 6148
2007 288 6753
2008 368 7386
2009 355 8029
2010 433 9274
2011 428 10635
2012 484 11900
2013 628 13773
2014 650 15750
2015 712 18375
2016 794 20287
2017 840 23777
2018 828 24592
2019 832 29544
2020 948 34582
2021 1195 46730
2022 1208 47999

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Biochemical Engineering 10 12 343
Biochemistry 10 13 527
Nutrition and Food Science 21 25 631
Petrology and Geochemistry 25 31 671
Organic Chemistry 20 24 736
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 17 20 752
Pharmacy 14 17 828
Nanotechnology 20 23 841
Environmental Chemistry 25 30 875
Chemical Engineering 20 23 882
Physical chemistry 23 27 933
Materials Science 22 27 963
Computational Chemistry 22 27 974
Inorganic Chemistry 22 26 1142
Radiochemistry 24 30 1594

Computer Science rankings

Flinders University ranked 21st for Computer Science in Australia and 523rd in the World with 15,314 publications made and 371,867 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science.

Computer Science ranking Location
#21 of 39 In Australia
#24 of 52 In Oceania
#523 of 6,597 In the World

Flinders University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 113 1674
1991 114 1642
1992 111 1624
1993 103 1821
1994 128 1870
1995 146 1985
1996 129 1953
1997 126 2129
1998 166 2486
1999 146 2495
2000 163 2604
2001 200 2809
2002 220 3149
2003 193 3460
2004 238 3827
2005 233 4323
2006 284 4865
2007 269 5423
2008 322 6156
2009 302 6942
2010 391 7466
2011 395 8869
2012 472 9984
2013 603 11589
2014 647 13667
2015 716 15501
2016 756 16857
2017 812 19489
2018 771 20618
2019 848 25244
2020 959 29973
2021 1373 42814
2022 1310 43579

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Game Design and Development 15 17 199
Neuroscience 10 12 275
Multimedia 18 22 352
Library and Information science 18 24 380
Cognitive Science 16 19 384
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 13 15 427
Animation 14 16 467
Data Science 22 26 487
Management Information Systems 29 36 601
Machine Learning 22 27 601
Human-Computer Interaction 24 31 681
Information Technology 32 39 682
Computational Linguistics 21 26 687
UX/UI Desgin 24 30 703
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 22 28 747
Cyber Security 27 34 801
Robotics 21 27 866
Software Engineering 26 33 870
Computer Vision 24 30 942
Computer Networking 29 36 1019
Computer Graphics 22 29 1044
Telecommunications 27 34 1051
Computer Engineering 28 35 1322
Blockchain and Cryptography 32 39 1916

Engineering rankings

Flinders University ranked 22nd for Engineering in Australia and 694th in the World with 13,816 publications made and 320,764 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#22 of 39 In Australia
#26 of 52 In Oceania
#694 of 6,555 In the World

Flinders University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 94 1055
1991 89 1039
1992 97 1071
1993 111 1186
1994 135 1290
1995 132 1278
1996 141 1499
1997 144 1669
1998 165 1792
1999 174 1938
2000 143 2124
2001 160 2214
2002 195 2510
2003 184 2663
2004 208 2837
2005 197 3486
2006 243 3546
2007 240 4275
2008 306 4795
2009 329 5475
2010 372 6109
2011 360 7004
2012 427 7899
2013 595 9594
2014 635 11171
2015 714 13420
2016 740 14862
2017 743 17887
2018 735 18654
2019 732 22887
2020 842 27202
2021 1040 36224
2022 910 36104

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Engineering.

Physics rankings

Flinders University ranked 22nd for Physics in Australia and 696th in the World with 12,918 publications made and 294,415 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.

Physics ranking Location
#22 of 39 In Australia
#26 of 52 In Oceania
#696 of 6,484 In the World

Flinders University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 104 1126
1991 100 1169
1992 127 1197
1993 102 1309
1994 133 1392
1995 150 1381
1996 139 1628
1997 149 1854
1998 170 1990
1999 177 2184
2000 159 2271
2001 163 2436
2002 182 2741
2003 169 2854
2004 213 3082
2005 209 3751
2006 249 3922
2007 244 4462
2008 277 4897
2009 323 5661
2010 370 6114
2011 327 6928
2012 392 7695
2013 504 9002
2014 577 10193
2015 593 12138
2016 653 13482
2017 645 15617
2018 604 16273
2019 618 19448
2020 714 23386
2021 908 31170
2022 830 30851

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Atomic and Molecular physics 8 8 303
Medical Physics 12 14 353
Biophysics 10 13 418
Nuclear Physics 11 11 443
Theoretical Physics 12 15 558
Astrophysics and Astronomy 20 25 574
Optical Engineering 18 21 663
Astrobiology 18 23 672
Acoustical Engineering 22 27 690
Applied/Engineering Physics 19 21 728
Quantum and Particle physics 22 27 758
Nanotechnology 20 23 841
Materials Science 22 27 963
Condensed Matter Physics 19 24 1166

Mathematics rankings

Flinders University ranked 20th for Mathematics in Australia and 502nd in the World with 8,140 publications made and 191,298 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research.

Mathematics ranking Location
#20 of 39 In Australia
#23 of 52 In Oceania
#502 of 6,132 In the World

Flinders University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 35 215
1991 38 249
1992 48 308
1993 42 319
1994 64 358
1995 59 315
1996 65 438
1997 52 536
1998 69 591
1999 64 610
2000 74 732
2001 77 869
2002 89 1074
2003 72 1110
2004 102 1341
2005 117 1648
2006 132 1852
2007 118 2133
2008 174 2580
2009 162 2963
2010 216 3320
2011 212 3846
2012 260 4599
2013 295 5685
2014 382 6848
2015 427 8166
2016 484 8988
2017 481 10089
2018 456 10605
2019 522 13233
2020 534 15533
2021 834 23746
2022 710 24987

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Math Teachers 24 31 288
Statistics 19 22 501
Actuarial Science 25 30 616
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 23 30 691
Applied Mathematics 18 21 738
Operations Research 28 35 1251
Blockchain and Cryptography 32 39 1916

Economics rankings

Flinders University ranked 20th for Economics in Australia and 290th in the World with 6,885 publications made and 129,285 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#20 of 39 In Australia
#23 of 52 In Oceania
#290 of 5,789 In the World

Flinders University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 41 202
1991 25 221
1992 40 216
1993 39 260
1994 42 281
1995 49 273
1996 61 305
1997 58 370
1998 63 423
1999 72 451
2000 68 527
2001 86 657
2002 76 783
2003 95 895
2004 92 978
2005 102 1152
2006 104 1315
2007 122 1540
2008 169 1869
2009 156 2192
2010 189 2366
2011 203 2787
2012 220 3250
2013 270 4096
2014 328 4913
2015 348 5654
2016 387 5896
2017 381 6838
2018 360 7083
2019 417 8657
2020 472 10614
2021 665 15709
2022 552 15946

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Development Studies 14 15 161
Political Economy 15 18 257
International Relations and Diplomacy 19 23 334
Agricultural Economics 26 33 553
Actuarial Science 25 30 616
Finance 25 32 661
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 23 30 691
Environmental Economics 27 35 707
International Trade 27 33 733
International Economics 28 36 892
Investment Banking and Stock trading 29 37 1156

Business rankings

Flinders University ranked 22nd for Business in Australia and 452nd in the World with 6,635 publications made and 137,931 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems.

Business ranking Location
#22 of 39 In Australia
#27 of 52 In Oceania
#452 of 6,002 In the World

Flinders University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 35 197
1991 31 266
1992 34 235
1993 39 271
1994 42 266
1995 55 280
1996 53 371
1997 53 403
1998 65 513
1999 68 469
2000 65 611
2001 84 722
2002 103 842
2003 88 979
2004 98 1097
2005 89 1381
2006 116 1480
2007 113 1784
2008 188 2131
2009 142 2504
2010 202 2732
2011 186 3016
2012 235 3554
2013 279 4146
2014 318 4852
2015 320 5584
2016 354 5597
2017 363 6311
2018 354 6844
2019 386 8010
2020 467 9691
2021 570 14770
2022 514 14437

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Entertainment Industry Business 9 10 72
Occupational Safety and Health 15 17 145
Public Policy / Administration 15 17 201
Human Resource Management 23 26 320
Hospitality and Hotel Management 32 40 338
Advertising 21 27 346
Accounting 23 30 360
Tax Law 18 22 403
Marketing 24 29 495
Risk Management 24 29 509
Management 22 27 530
Management Information Systems 29 36 601
Actuarial Science 25 30 616
Finance 25 32 661
Real Estate 24 28 681
International Trade 27 33 733
Project Management 29 36 742
International Business 28 35 803
Investment Banking and Stock trading 29 37 1156
Operations Research 28 35 1251

Art & Design rankings

Flinders University ranked 20th for Art & Design in Australia and 322nd in the World with 4,007 publications made and 60,891 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Fashion Design, Aesthetics, Art History, Creative Writing.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#20 of 39 In Australia
#23 of 51 In Oceania
#322 of 5,426 In the World

Flinders University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 18 116
1991 17 117
1992 20 140
1993 27 143
1994 28 164
1995 40 152
1996 49 204
1997 42 200
1998 50 230
1999 60 250
2000 39 300
2001 65 309
2002 70 407
2003 65 482
2004 86 514
2005 66 638
2006 85 737
2007 105 867
2008 109 1056
2009 111 1234
2010 128 1283
2011 116 1562
2012 134 1684
2013 162 2055
2014 189 2372
2015 181 2687
2016 217 2785
2017 226 3143
2018 200 3440
2019 219 4069
2020 227 4962
2021 298 6947
2022 226 6631

The following table provides academic rankings for Flinders University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Cinematography 5 5 30
Entertainment Industry Business 9 10 72
Creative Writing 15 19 163
Game Design and Development 15 17 199
Literature 17 19 238
Aesthetics 17 19 249
Art History 14 17 285
Performing arts 20 24 297
Photography 21 24 334
Multimedia 18 22 352
Painting and Drawing 15 16 385
Sculpture 15 16 385
Illustration and Concept Art 15 17 390
Singing and Vocal Performance 17 20 392
Fashion Design 22 26 408
Animation 14 16 467
Graphic Design 29 36 654
Landscape Architecture 28 33 657
UX/UI Desgin 24 30 703
Music 25 31 710
Interior Design 28 34 729
Computer Graphics 22 29 1044