College in Focus - ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

13 November 2017

It's been a remarkable year of achievement across the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP). Next year promises to be even bigger.

Here's a small sample of recent 2017 projects the College is particularly proud to share.

Establishment of ANU-Indiana University Pan Asia Institute

CAP and Indiana University (IU) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, which will foster graduate student research exchanges and academic exchanges for up to six weeks at a time. Through this MOU, there are also a series of summer language workshops for less commonly taught Asian languages. The College is thrilled to collaborate on and enhance our Asia Pacific research with IU.

Carnegie Corporation grant for submarine and nuclear strategy research

The National Security College (NSC) has recently won a Carnegie Corporation of New York grant of more than half a million dollars to fund major research into how new technologies for detecting submarines will impact nuclear weapons strategies in Asia. The project will be multi-disciplinary and practitioner-focused, involving former naval officers, arms control diplomats and scientists.

As the issue of nuclear arms in our region becomes increasingly volatile, you can expect a series of gripping essays on Asia's third nuclear age to come from the College shortly. Watch this space!

New undergraduate dual degree program with Japan's Ritsumeikan University

Through a new agreement with Japan's Ritsumeikan University (RU), students will graduate with a Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs from ANU and a Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts from RU. This initiative is Australia's first ever-undergraduate dual degree with a Japanese partner.

2018 is also shaping up to be a big year with the introduction of two new programs - the Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation as well as a new Master of Political Science.

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