No one would be surprised if I said that there has been a serious decline in the quality of public speech and debate in this country.
I’ve always wanted to be an archaeologist. Growing up outdoors in the New Caledonian bush, I felt surrounded by the materiality of the past – ancient Kanak villages and ruins of the penitentiary.
The world is facing some profound paradigm shifts, thanks to the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic technologies.
A new applied science is being created, a discipline so new it hasn’t been named yet. Rachel Curtis reports.
When ANU student Thomas Larkin travels to New Britain, he discovers his research can make a real difference to the local economy.
A new online tool will allow people to discover trends in voter attitudes towards hot-button issues. Ross Peake reports.
A new film examines the debate about the return of Indigenous remains. Adam Spence reports.
ANU scientists have high hopes their technology will help spell the end of fossil fuels in Australia’s electricity grid. Will Wright reports.
Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election covers the context, key battles and issues in the election campaign, and reports and analyses the results in detail. Emily Hazlewood reports.
Weather and the environment have contributed many words to Australian English, and a lot of these are regionally specific, as Australian National Dictionary editor Dr Amanda Laugesen, BA (Hons) ’97, PhD ’01 explains.
Professor Melanie Nolan writes about murder, sexual abuse, domestic violence and mental disorder in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, a collection of biographies of significant and representative persons in Australian history.
In this lecture, delivered at ANU, Dr Virginia Marshall poses the question: Are Australia's frameworks, laws and policies robust enough to ensure Aboriginal communities can exercise cultural and economic control in light of the principles of self-determination? Here is an edited extract of her speech.
India’s foreign policy elites are grappling with a wide array of strategic challenges as the country’s power rises, writes Dr David Brewster, PhD ’10.
Richard and Celia Anderson, BA ’13, met when he was an exchange student from the UK and they were both on the Burton and Garran Hall residents' committee. After a long-distance relationship, visa application process and two weddings, they recently gave up a smashed avocado lifestyle to buy their first house together.
ANU partnered with the ABC in May to take on its Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing in a country at the same time. Rose Schmedding reports on an event that brought together tens of thousands of people around Australia.
A new residential hall built on the foundations of resilience, humour and a readiness to give back will open its doors in 2019, thanks to the vision of two of Australia's most generous philanthropists. Ross Peake reports.
Skaidrite Darius innocuously forged a path for gender equality while making a significant contribution to the University’s first computer processing program. Rebecca McKenzie-McHarg reports.
Following a 40-year fascination with the political situation in Afghanistan, Professor William Maley AM has released his third book on the country, Transition in Afghanistan: Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding. The book explores the difficult task of statebuilding after severe disruption, and seeks to identify what has gone wrong and why.
‘Frankenstein stories’ have changed a lot since Mary Shelley published Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus 200 years ago.
Rather than being an unalloyed and unstoppable threat, the ethics of Machine Learning (ML) offer the world an opportunity to make progress on challenging ethical problems.
Cultural and media representations of sex work often purport to educate the public about a pressing social concern. And increasingly, such depictions are linked to non-profit fundraising, anti-trafficking and prostitution legislation and humanitarian intervention.
As the Financial Services Royal Commission unfolds, many of the stories tell of customers whose trust has been abused, even exploited. I will explain why trust is fundamental to financial services, reflect on how we got to this sorry state, and offer thoughts on the way forwards.