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22
Oct

ANU to host global diplomatic training

The Australian National University is set to host the world’s largest gathering of diplomacy experts and practitioners.

Australian aid helps train teachers in Cambodia. Photo by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on flickr.
22
Oct

Development Policy Centre secures major grant

The Development Policy Centre at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy has received a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its program of research on Australian aid.

Gough Whitlam with Sir Ernest Titterton. Image:  ANU Archives.
21
Oct

Vale Gough Whitlam

Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who has died at 98, held long and enduring links with the Australian National University.

Filed under: Alumni, ANU, Public policy

Original photo by Neil Turner on flickr.
21
Oct

How trade agreements are locking in a broken patent system

Australia has long had low requirements for obtaining patents. Some of these low standards were “locked in” in the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement. This made reform to the system difficult but not impossible.

20
Oct

Statement on Woroni forum on Rationality and Terror

The Australian National University supports the decision of its academics to withdraw from a student-run forum on Rationality and Terror.

Filed under: Media releases

Dr Vladlen Shvedov (L) and Dr Cyril Hnatovsky adjusting the hollow laser beam in their lab at RSPE. Image Stuart Hay, ANU
20
Oct

Physicists build reversible tractor beam

Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.

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20
Oct

Historian shortlisted for 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Historian Professor Joan Beaumont has been shortlisted in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian History for her book Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War.

Image: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Flickr.
20
Oct

ANU wins funding for joint Australian-Indonesian research

A renewable energy supergrid is among seven ANU-led research projects to win funding from the first round of Australia Indonesia Centre (AIC) collaborative research grants.

Photo by kees torn on flickr.
20
Oct

Who calls the tune? Asia has to dance to duelling trade agendas

Amid the Abbott government’s push to conclude bilateral trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China, you’d be forgiven for having missed the larger trade negotiations Australia is party to.

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19
Oct

Know your campus

Last edition’s Know Your Campus photo was taken near the Sullivans Creek stepping stones behind the Centre for China in the World.

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