Flinders U’s very own AUKUS

Adelaide is variously agog or appalled  at the prospect of its two CBD-fringe unis merging – but Flinders isn’t looking local

What may be about to become the state’s sole stand-alone public university has its own Aukus.

VC Colin Stirling signed a partnership Friday with Uni Rhode Island president Marc Parlange (yes, the former Monash U provost).

It complements a Flinders agreement with Uni Manchester (as in the UK, not Rhody’s New Hampshire neighbour).

Both URI and the Mancunians know a bunch about submarines – and Flinders U is keen to learn, what with Adelaide supposed to be where Australia’s nuclear boats will be built.