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Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall

Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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News | 25 Mar 2020

ANU campuses move to remote work and study

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt today announced The Australian National University (ANU) will move to remote work and study from tomorrow.

Student with laptop

News | 19 Mar 2020

ANU to pause coursework teaching for one week

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt announced ANU will pause coursework teaching for one week from Monday 23 March.

Researchers collecting coral core samples.

News | 12 Mar 2020

Indian Ocean phenomenon spells climate trouble for Australia

The Indian Ocean's surface temperatures are changing, putting southeast Australia on course for increasingly hot and dry conditions.

Research story | 10 Mar 2020

A rare natural phenomenon brings severe drought to Australia. Climate change is making it more common

Climate drivers, such as the Indian Ocean Dipole, are an entirely natural phenomenon, but climate change is modifying the behaviour of these climate modes.

Research story | 6 Mar 2020

Why aren’t women in science applying for grants?

If you look at the list of ANU College of Science research projects receiving funding in the 2020 round of ARC Discovery Grants, something stands out.

Analysis and opinion | 5 Feb 2020

Universities are key to meeting our climate change challenge

Universities are key to meeting our climate change challenge

Analysis and opinion | 23 Jan 2020

Scientists hate to say 'I told you so'. But Australia, you were warned

Australian scientists warned the country could face a climate change-driven bushfire crisis by 2020. It arrived on schedule.

Bobby Sun on One Tree Island

Student profile | 10 Dec 2019

What do you do if you love marine science - but can’t swim?

Bobby Sun loves the ocean and is about to graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours), specialising in marine science. And yet, she can't swim.

Professor Carola Vinuesa

News | 22 Nov 2019

ANU researchers recognised as some of the world’s most influential

Four ANU academics have recently joined a prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers awarded by the Web of Science.

Artist Ngaio Fitzpatrick with her glass artwork

Research story | 18 Nov 2019

Requiem for a reef

Atop Mt Stromlo, under a full moon, researchers, musicians and a glass artist met to draw attention to the impacts of climate change on coral reef ecosystems.