To ensure that chemistry at The Australian National University continues to remain relevant against contemporary and prospective needs, the Vice-Chancellor instigated a review of the discipline of Chemistry at the ANU.
The review was charged with examining the University’s performance in chemistry in recent years and with proposing strategic directions for its future development.
The review examined the scholarly themes within the discipline to ensure that the University has the capacity to identify and support those aspects of chemistry considered to be ANU strengths. Furthermore, the review examined the role of chemistry within the University, its impact on and contribution to chemistry at national and international levels, as well as its engagement with undergraduate and research training and the extent to which these are linked to research strengths.
An independent review panel was established by the Vice-Chancellor, in consultation with the Director of the Research School of Chemistry, to conduct a review of chemistry at the ANU in accordance with the terms of reference.