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ANU hits top 25 in global rankings

The Australian National University has been ranked 25 in the world and the highest ranked Australian university by the QS Top Universities rankings.

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Maciej Pawela and seven of the Chopin competitors (L to R): Elina Akselrud, Monica Han, Konrad Olszewski, Kotaro Nagano, Piotr Nowak, Maciej Wota and Shih-Wei Huang on stage at Llewellyn Hall, ahead of the Chopin competition. Photo by Stuart Hay, ANU

International Chopin competition comes to ANU

The ANU School of Music will host 11 of the world’s most talented young pianists at the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition this week.

US Soldiers on patrol in Iraq. Photo courtesy of the US Army.

The Obama version of Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ strategy

Professor Amin Saikal, Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, examines the chances of success for the new US strategy for Iraq and Syria.

Image: Bonio, Flickr

Premenstrual women wrongly labelled as mentally ill

The American Psychiatric Association is wrong to define premenstrual symptoms as a psychiatric disorder, an Australian National University researcher said, labelling the decision as unethical and oppressive against women.


ANU scientist wins Eureka Prize

Congratulations to Dr Steve Lee for winning a Eureka Prize for science for inventing a cheap lens that can convert a smart phone into a microscope.

Media reporting of suicide can be potentially damaging. Image: Flickr

Stigma, suicide and media portrayal

The response to the tragic death of the brilliant comedian and actor Robin Williams is a reminder of the potential negative impacts of stigma towards people with mental illness.

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Dr Phuong Tran at the ANU Research School of Biology. Photo: Stuart Hay, ANU

Weakness in malaria parasite fats could see new treatments

Female malaria parasite store fat differently to males, an insight that could lead to new drugs in the battle with the deadly disease.

From left to right: ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, ANU Chancellor Gareth Evans, Michelle Melbourne (Intelledox  co-founder and Executive Director), Phillip Williamson (Intelledox co-founder and CEO), and Chris Grange, ANU Executive Director of Administration and Planning.

Reshaping philanthropy with major gift to ANU

Entrepreneurs Michelle Melbourne and Phillip Williamson are redefining modern philanthropy with a major donation to help the University streamline its administration processes.

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Know your campus

Last edition’s Know Your Campus photo was taken outside J Block.

Image courtesy  Missy Schmidt on flickr

Student Administration and Services Forum 2014

The annual Student Administration & Services Forum is running on Wednesday 10 September (10am-3pm) and Thursday 11 September (afternoon) 2014.

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Updated:  16 September 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Director, SCAPA/ Page Contact:  Director, SCAPA