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In the ANU College of Science our staff and students come from all over the world to conduct, and to learn about, scientific research at the highest level. Our researchers are working at the forefront of their fields, carrying out research that both advances our understanding of the world, and has real-world impact, through our engagement with industry and with government agencies. Our students come from all parts of Australia, and from overseas, to learn from outstanding researchers, in small classes taught in state-of-the-art teaching spaces and laboratories. Many gain first-hand experience working as part of world-leading research teams.

Australia’s policy-makers draw on our expertise with our influence extending to our Canberra neighbours—leaders in government and industry—and well beyond.

And as global leaders in science communication, we develop and promote methods to encourage informed decisions about the big scientific ideas.

We are proud of our standing, our history, our achievements, and our impact. Over the past 70 years we have produced some of the world’s most pre-eminent scientists and thousands of graduates with a scientific education second-to-none.

If you are new to the ANU, then welcome!

If you would like to join us, and be part of our community, please do get in touch.

Professor Kiaran Kirk

Professor Kiaran Kirk