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Farewell ANU

This year represents my 13th as a Vice-Chancellor – Glyn Davis and Peter Coldrake beat me for time in the role. It also represents more than 20 years in senior academic roles, as Dean, DVC and VC. In addition, I have been Chair or a Member of more organisations than I can remember, but including: […]

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ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young

Building the Residential Experience at ANU

Over recent weeks I have participated in a range of open forums across the University asking students, staff and alumni about how we can improve the student residential experience. Like many of you I firmly believe that living on campus has distinct educational and social advantages for students. I was encouraged to hear so many […]

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2015 Menzies Oration: Australia – a knowledge future?

On Tuesday 8 September I gave the 2015 Menzies Oration at the University of Melbourne where I spoke about innovation and building a high-technology future for Australia. You can read a copy of my speech here.

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ANU – a smoke free zone

To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday 31 May, I am announcing the University has decided to go smoke free from the start of second semester on July 20.

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Time to move to a post-carbon world

Just over a week ago, The Australian National University decided to sell shares worth approximately $16 million in seven companies, representing just 1 per cent of our investment portfolio, and a fraction of the market worth of the companies involved, which has sparked an extraordinary reaction.

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ANU divestment

Last week the University Council agreed to commence divestment of stocks in seven companies following an independent review of ANU domestic equities.

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Imagining an Australia built on the brilliance of our people

Higher education and research in Australia is at a cross-road. It is time for us to make choices about what we want for our country and what we want for future generations. Time to make choices about the future of our universities.

Fee Deregulation Debate

Six months ago Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt delivered a public lecture at University House where he outlined his vision for ANU.

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The deregulation debate

Higher education is front and centre in the debate over the Federal Government’s budget. The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, has outlined a reform agenda which is probably the most significant in the history of higher education in Australia.

Higher Education Budget 2014

The 2014 Federal Budget has outlined the most sweeping reforms of the Higher Education system in decades.

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