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Our graduate researchers work alongside some of the world’s most influential and innovative academics. We’ve produced four Nobel Prize winners and the latest, Brian Schmidt, researches and teaches at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Over 90% of our academics have PhDs and our research schools are consistently ranked in the top 20 in the world*.

ANU is a vibrant place to pursue research in your field of choice, with over 1000 students enrolled in our PhD programs—42% of the University’s total enrolments. And our campus houses some of the most sought after research facilities in Australia.

Graduate research degrees including Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and professional doctorates are available across a wide range of discipline areas

*2016 QS World University Rankings

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Covering all areas of scientific endeavour, from astrophysics to climate change, epidemiology to theoretical chemistry, scientists at ANU use their skills to contribute to advancing science for the future of the world.

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