International connections

ANU science research plays an important role worldwide. Many of our research projects are having direct impact on people's lives across the globe and our academic publications are among the world's most cited. Find out what makes us a global actor in science research.

Publication collaborations

Science research at ANU boasts a strong international focus with the majority of our scholarly output involving one or more international collaborators (57.23% in the period 2005-2015. Source: Thomson Reuters InCities™).

Data about international publication collaborations is also available in tabular format.

Research projects

Australia is a partner in the multi-national Gemini Observatory, which operates two of the world's most powerful telescopes: the twin Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics has designed and built two instruments for the Gemini telescopes: the Near-Infrared Spectrometer (NIFS), which operates on Gemini North, and the Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI).

GRACE Follow-on Mission is scheduled for launch in 2017. This project will develop laser ranging technology for the Follow-on mission, and analysis capability for Australia to measure polar melting rates and to monitor its continental water resources, providing insight into the impacts of climate change in our region.

Konzo is a neurological disease that causes irreversible paralysis of the legs, often in children and young women. It's caused by malnutrition and consumption of high levels of a cyanide compound found in cassava - a common staple food in tropical Africa. Konzo can't be cured, but it can be prevented by educating those who prepare cassava - mainly women. ANU is now working with local health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to raise awareness of this method, and educate affected communities.