For seven decades, people from across the world have flocked to ANU to be the first to learn the nature of things. As the University marks its 70th birthday, ANU Reporter asked the ANU community one question: What does ANU mean to you?
Half a century of research into Aboriginal outstations landed an ANU academic in the centre of a political debate. EVANA HO reports.
India and Ireland may be thousands of kilometres apart but the countries are closer in musical traditions than you may think, according to ANU research.
One Friday a month, two scholars from the sciences make their way across Sullivans Creek to the ANU Humanities Research Centre (HRC) in the AD Hope Building.
From within the walls of lecture theatres and research labs set across a leafy sanctuary at the heart of the national capital has grown one of world’s leading centres of academic excellence.
Whether you’re a prime minister, an actor, an historian, an anthropologist or a criminal, if you made an important impact on Australia’s national psyche, your story will be in the ADB.
It’s May 1971. Thousands of people have arrived at ANU for the Aquarius Festival of University Arts on the lawns between the Chifley Library and the then Student Union building.
In the heart of the national capital, fixed speed cameras interact with a motor registry computer, logging every driver that passes along its major roads.
We’re familiar with the images of human trafficking. Hungry, tired people crammed into the back of a truck. Underage girls deceived into becoming sex workers.
It was 11.30am on a warm Canberra summer’s day when Atem Atem, walking next to Lake Burley Griffin, heard a man shouting.
Standing on the lawns outside the historic HC Coombs Building is a glorious symbol of Mongolian life.
A big blue expanse stands before you. An intricate ink rubbing spread across eight large vertical scrolls. Its title says it all: The Complete Map of the Everlasting Unity of the Great Qing.
Where oxygen is limited or poisonous chemicals are abundant, human activity on Earth can be stopped.
Gravitational waves are vibrations of space and time themselves, one of the most outlandish predictions of Einstein’s 1916 General Theory of Relativity.
More than 25 years on the frontline of HIV and public health has led Dr Mark Dybul to tackle some of the biggest health crises across the world.
A shared identity that links Australians of all backgrounds is what journalist Stan Grant wrote about in his latest book.
Bringing the ancient items of the ANU Classics Museum to life has become a passion for Ricky Vukovic.
Barkandji woman Junette Mitchell has a clear memory of the day in 1991 when the remains of Mungo Lady returned home to Willandra Lakes.
ANU nearly missed out on Brian Schmidt. More than 20 years ago, with a PhD in his hand, Schmidt applied three times for astronomy jobs at the University. He was successful on the third attempt.
“I think colour is the most exciting element in painting today,” says artist Dick Watkins.