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New ANU Council members. From left to right: Professor Patrick Dodson, Professor Suzanne Cory, Chancellor Gareth Evans, Naomi Flutter and Ben Niles.

Prominent Australians join ANU Governing Council

The Australian National University has welcomed four new members to its governing Council.

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Australia’s ageing population poses budget risks

A new report from the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research highlights the pressures on Australia’s economy from an ageing population.

Exploring the Milky Way. Photo by James Gilbert

ANU wins funding for Future Fellowships

The ANU has won funding for 16 major research projects under the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships program.

David Powell shows off the team's meta-atom. Photo Phil Dooley, ANU

New material puts a twist in light

A random find in the washing basket has led to a new step towards cleaner, greener electronics.

Professor Matthew Colless (centre) presents a 3D printed model of the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Minister for Industry, Hon Ian Macfarlane (left) as ANU Vice Chancellor Professor Ian Young looks on.

Space Engineering facility takes off

Minister Macfarlane has announced that ANU has signed two major contracts totaling over $11 million, during the opening of the new Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre at Mount Stromlo.

Image by Phillip Jeffrey, Flickr

New theory turns cancer on its head

Dr Charley Lineweaver’s research into the origins of life has given rise to a model that promises new cancer therapies

Senator Zed Seselja takes a close look at the MagPIE materials testing experiment. Photo: D. Paterson, ANU

Fusion energy facility promises clean energy

Senator Zed Seselja has run a fusion experiment hotter than the sun to launch a new fusion facility at ANU.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets ANU students Sigourney  Irvine (L), Akira Kinefuchi and Catherine Hallett (R).

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits ANU

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited The Australian National University, in recognition of the University’s long-standing and growing links with Japan.

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New insights into pain relief drugs

Scientists from the Research School of Biology have opened the door to a new world of pain treatments with their discovery of the exact way that pain relief drugs, such as anaesthetics, work on the body.

Professor Shirley Leitch, new Dean of CBE.

New Dean for ANU College of Business and Economics

The Australian National University has appointed Professor Shirley Leitch as Dean of the ANU College of Business and Economics.

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