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Australian National University

University information
NameThe Australian National University
Latin nameAustraliana Populus Universitas
MottoNaturam Primum Cognoscere Rerum
("First to learn the nature of things")
EndowmentA$1.1023 billion
(as of December 2009)
ChancellorProfessor The Hon Gareth Evans AO QC
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Ian Young
Under graduates9873
Post graduates7554
CampusUrban, 358 acre (1.4 km2)
AffiliationsGroup of Eight, APRU, IARU, AURA, ASAIHL

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The Australian National University (ANU) is a public teaching and research university located in Canberra, Australia. ANU was established by an act of the Parliament of Australia on 1 August 1946 with the legislated purpose of conducting and promoting research in Australia. The Australian National University is constantly ranked as the top university in Australia and one of the top universities in the world. They are one of the leading universities in the field of Social sciences.

ANU is a member of several university alliances and cooperative networks, including the Group of Eight, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy and the International Alliance of Research Universities.

ANU includes five Nobel laureates among its staff and alumni.

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Using a piece of software called FaceAPI (created by Seeing Machines) we can track a user's facial features and use this to drive the expression of a virtual character. This work was recently exhibited at the Australian National Portrait Gallery as part of the Youth Self Portrait prize. For information about this work, please check out:
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Excerpt from the White & Case 2010 Championship Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. Starring Sarah Lynch, pleading as second respondent for the 2010 World Champions, Australian National University. To purchase the final round video email
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Using multiple sensor bars, the Wiimote can be provided with a much greater horizontal aiming range, allowing it to be used in a virtual reality theatre. I demonstrate an an example of use, by incorporating it into Half-Life 2. For more information see: Created by Torben Sko, The Australian National University. Achieved using software from The Valve Corporation and Brain Peek and hardware from Nintendo.
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Note: best view in high definition. The Unilife project, created in 2007, provides a virtual version of the Australian National University campus. Users control the system using a Wiimote, within a virtual reality theatre. The visuals are produced using a modified version of the Source (Half-Life 2) engine. For a more recent video of the system, check out: For more information see: Created by Torben Sko, The Australian National University. Achieved using software from The Valve Corporation and Brain Peek and hardware from Nintendo.
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Teaching Esperanto in Schools. Most people agree it's good to learn a second language from an early age. But which language do you choose? Penny Vos says Esperanto is a good choice and she has just put together a kit for primary school teachers to assists them with teaching it. The kit is being discussed at the Australian Esperanto Congress at the ANU this weekend. Penny spoke to ABC National Radio about her love of the language....
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Pakistan Eid Milan Party at Toad Hall Australian National University, Canberra Australia.
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ABC Online--The -Australian National University- (-ANU-) study says if a wealthy nation like Australia cannot accurately measure the emissions then developing countries ... - Date : Thu, 06 May 2010 02:40:29 GMT+00:00
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Colleges :
Faculty Est. Notes
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences encompasses the field of humanities, creative arts and social sciences. It incorporates the Research School of Social Sciences, delivering education and research in the fields of history, philosophy, politics, international relations, and sociology. It also incorporates the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, including the ANU School of Music and ANU School of Art.
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific hosts education and research in a wide range of fields with a focus on Australia's geographic neighbourhood. The Crawford School of Economics and Government conducts economic and public policy research on domestic and regional issues. Through three other Schools, the College also covers strategic studies, culture, language, and regulation in the Asia-Pacific region.
ANU College of Business and Economics The ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) comprises various schools and centres. These are the School of Accounting and Business Information Systems (ABIS), School of Economics, School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics (FASS), School of Management, Marketing and International Business (MMIB), Research School of Economics (RSE) and the Research School of Business. The centres in CBE are the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, National Centre for Information Systems Research (NCISR) and the Australian National Centre for Audit and Assurance Research.
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science The College comprises the School of Computer Science and the School of Engineering. The college contains The Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering (RSISE).
ANU College of Law 1960 The ANU College of Law conducts research and teaching, and engages with the community in a wide range of outreach activities such as advising government, sitting on tribunals, giving pro bono legal advice.
ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment embraces Medical Research, Life Sciences, Psychology and Environmental Science. It cover all aspects of medicine from fundamental research to clinical practice and population health. Research is carried out in areas such as agriculture, environment, neuroscience, visual science, neuroethology, health and technology.
ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences The College comprises Astronomy & Astrophysics; Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physics; and Science Communication. The college contains the Research School of Physics and Engineering, a body which focuses primarily on research into materials science and engineering; lasers, nonlinear optics and photonics; nanotechnology and mesoscopic physics; physics of atoms, molecules and the nucleus; plasma physics and surface science; physics and the environment

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Publications 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Comments
Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings     16 23 16 16 16 17 20 Ranking within Australia: 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, from 2004 to 2009 respectively.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings     43 Ranking within Australia: 2 in 2010.
QS World University Rankings     20 Ranking within Australia: 1 in 2010.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities     49 53 53 54 57 59 59 59 Ranking within Australia: 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 from 2003 to 2010 respectively.

Australian National University

CampusesActon Campus * Kioloa Coastal Campus * Mount Stromlo Observatory * Siding Spring Observatory
The CollegesANU College of Arts and Social Sciences * ANU College of Asia and the Pacific * ANU College of Business and Economics * ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science * ANU College of Law * ANU College of Medicine and Health Science * ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
The Institute of Advanced StudiesResearch School of Astronomy and Astrophysics * Research School of Biological Sciences * Research School of Chemistry * Research School of Earth Sciences * Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering * Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies * Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering * Research School of Social Sciences * The John Curtin School of Medical Research * The Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies
University CentresAsia Pacific College of Diplomacy * Crawford School of Economics and Government * Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute * Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research * Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics * Centre for Cross-Cultural Research * Centre for Mental Health Research * Centre for the Public Awareness of Science * Humanities Research Centre * National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health * National Graduate School of Management * Mathematical Sciences Institute * National Europe Centre * Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
Residence Halls and CollegesBruce Hall * Ursula Hall * Fenner Hall * Burgmann College * John XXIII College * Burton & Garran Hall * Toad Hall * University House * Graduate House

AU Universities in Australia

Australian Capital TerritoryAustralian Defence Force Academy (UNSW accredited degrees) * Australian National University * University of Canberra |
New South WalesCharles Sturt University * Macquarie University * University of Newcastle * University of New England * University of New South Wales * Southern Cross University * University of Sydney * University of Technology, Sydney * University of Western Sydney * University of Wollongong |
Northern TerritoryCharles Darwin University
QueenslandBond University * Central Queensland University * Griffith University * James Cook University * University of Queensland * Queensland University of Technology * University of Southern Queensland * University of the Sunshine Coast |
South AustraliaUniversity of Adelaide * University of South Australia * Flinders University * Heinz College, Australia * UCL, Australia * Cranfield University, Australia * |
TasmaniaUniversity of Tasmania |
VictoriaUniversity of Ballarat * Deakin University * La Trobe University * University of Melbourne * Monash University * Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology * Swinburne University of Technology * Victoria University |
Western AustraliaCurtin University * Edith Cowan University * Murdoch University * University of Western Australia |
NationalAustralian Catholic University * University of Notre Dame, Australia |

Group of Eight universities

Adelaide * Australian National * Melbourne * Monash * New South Wales * Queensland * Sydney * Western Australia

Association of Pacific Rim Universities

ChinaFudan * HKUST * Nanjing * Peking * Tsinghua * Hong Kong * USTC * Zhejiang
JapanKeio * Kyoto * Osaka * Tohoku * Tokyo * Waseda
South KoreaSeoul National (SNU) * Korea (KU)
RussiaFar Eastern National (FENU)
CanadaBritish Columbia (UBC)
MexicoMonterrey Institute of Technology * UNAM
United StatesCaltech * Stanford * UC Berkeley * UC Davis * UC Irvine * UCLA * UCSD * UCSB * Oregon * Southern California (USC) * Washington
AustraliaAustralian National (ANU) * Melbourne * Sydney
New ZealandAuckland
PhilippinesPhilippines (UP)
TaiwanNational Taiwan (NTU)

International Alliance of Research Universities

ANU * UC Berkeley * Cambridge * Copenhagen * ETH Zurich * Oxford * Peking * NUS * Tokyo * Yale

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