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Australian National University

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National research university in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

About Australian National University

By James Barham, PhD

Australian National University (ANU) proper dates to 1946, when it was founded by an act of the Australian Parliament in a suburb of Canberra, the capital of Australia.

However, in 1960 ANU merged with Canberra University College, which had been founded in 1929 under the joint auspices of the federal government and the University of Melbourne. After the merger, Canberra University College became ANU’s School of General Studies.

ANU, with a student population of nearly 21,000, is often considered the premier research university in Australia.

ANU is associated with ten Nobel laureates, namely,

  • Physicists, John Cockcroft & Brian Schmidt
  • Chemist, John Pople
  • Pathologist, Howard Florey
  • Immunologists, Rolf Zinkernagel & Peter Doherty
  • Neuroscientist, John Eccles
  • Economists, John Harsanyi, Edward Prescott & Oliver Williamson

Other distinguished ANU-connected individuals include the following:

  • Philosophers, Jeremy Shearmur & Clive Hamilton
  • Mathematicians, Bernhard Neumann, Michael Cowling, John H. Coates, Ross Garnaut & Charles E.M. Pearce
  • Computer scientists, Michael McRobbie, Marcus Hutter & Andrew Tridgell
  • Physicists, Mark Oliphant, Kenneth Baldwin, Ross McKenzie & Murray Batchelor
  • Chemists, Arthur Birch & Denis Evans
  • Neuroscientist, Rodolfo Llinás
  • Virologist, Robert Webster
  • Economists, John G. Crawford, Peter Drysdale, Adrian Pagan, John Quiggin & Rod Sims
  • Historian, Charles Manning Hope Clark
  • Political scientist, Keith Dowding
  • Anthropologist, Derek Freeman
  • Sinologist and essayist Simon Leys (Pierre Ryckmans)
  • Indologist, Arthur L. Basham
  • Actor, Richard Roxburgh
  • Comedian and TV presenter, Hannah Gadsby
  • Journalist, Christine Wallace
  • TV journalist, Rosemary Church
  • US public servant and diplomat, Martin Indyk
  • Former New South Wales Premier, Barry O’Farrell
  • Current Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • Australian High Court Justice, Stephen Gageler
  • Former Australian Prime Ministers, Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke

According to Wikipedia, The Australian National University is a public research university and member of the Group of Eight, located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Its main campus in Acton encompasses seven teaching and research colleges, in addition to several national academies and institutes.

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What Is Australian National University Known For?

Australian National University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Australian National University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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Mathematics
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Physics
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Astrophysics
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Communications
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Who Are Australian National University's Most Influential Alumni?

Australian National University's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Political Science, and Criminal Justice. Here are some of Australian National University's most famous alumni:

John Quiggin
John Quiggin
An Australian academic.
Lawrence Bragg
Lawrence Bragg
An Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer .
Rodolfo Llinás
Rodolfo Llinás
A Colombian neuroscientist.
Michael Kirby
An Australian jurist and academic.
Paul Sidwell
An Australian linguist.
Colin Groves
Colin Groves
An Australian anthropologist .
Rosi Braidotti
Rosi Braidotti
An Italian-Australian feminist .
Rolf M. Zinkernagel
Rolf M. Zinkernagel
A Swiss immunologist.
John H. Coates
John H. Coates
An Australian mathematician.
Bob Hawke
An Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia .
Barry O'Farrell
A 43rd Premier of New South Wales and Minister for Western Sydney 2011–2014.
Marcus Hutter
A Computer scientist.

Who Are Australian National University's Most Influential Faculty?

Australian National University's most influential faculty include professors in the fields of Anthropology, Political Science, and Criminal Justice. Here are some of Australian National University's most famous alumni:

Philip Alston
Philip Alston
An Australian law scholar.
Harjot Oberoi
A Sikh writer.
David Lindenmayer
David Lindenmayer
An Australian scientist.
Berit Brogaard
Berit Brogaard
A Philosopher.
Nick Matzke
An Evolutionary biologist and senior lecturer in biology.
James Mahmud Rice
James Mahmud Rice
An Australian sociologist.
Russell Gray
A New Zealand linguist and evolutionary biologist.
Bryan Gaensler
Bryan Gaensler
An Australian astronomer.
Sam Gillespie
An Australian philosopher.
Seth Lazar
An Australian philosopher.
Karin Lasthuizen
A Dutch-New Zealand academic.
Amanda Barnard
An Australian physicist.