The Australian National University (ANU) will play a pivotal role researching issues of national and international significance as part of eight new Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence (CoE).
The ARC has announced funding of $384.9 million for 11 new CoEs in total, commencing in 2023, which will conduct high-calibre research in areas of national priority over a seven-year period.
As part of the new centres, ANU researchers will help eliminate violence against women, make real-time measurements possible in earthquake early-warning systems, and support new technologies for green chemical industries.
They will also work to improve the life chances of Indigenous Australians, develop knowledge frameworks for modelling weather change in Australia and lay the foundations for an Australian gravitational wave observatory.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said the ARC results were a fantastic outcome, demonstrating the importance of academic collaboration and partnerships.
“Congratulations to all involved in winning this ARC funding – a great achievement in itself as this is a highly competitive process,” Professor Schmidt said.
“It’s a privilege to receive funding to progress our understanding of the world around us, and I am very pleased to see the broad range of fields of research recognised in this round.”
The eight new ARC Centres of Excellence to include ANU are:
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