The research path ahead

Amid talk of reforming the higher education sector in Australia, the significant role that research plays in the way tertiary institutions work cannot be overlooked.

ANU has many areas of globally recognised research on its campus, from astrophysics to neuroscience and from strategic foreign policy to music.

If these areas are to sustain world-leading research, strategic decisions will be taken as to which topics receive funding and how ANU keeps research-led education at its core.

ANU Reporter asked five of the University's research leaders to describe how they would like to see the sector in a decade's time, what their research priorities are and how they will improve society.