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02 Jan 2015

The Linnaeus Apostles – Global Science & Adventure donated to ANU

The Ambassador of Sweden, HE Sven-Olof Petersson, has donated an eight-volume series, The Linnaeus Apostles – Global Science & Adventure, to the University.

02 Jan 2015

ANU volunteers recognised for Canberra contribution

ANU student society, 'ANU Volunteers' (ANU V) recently won the best new volunteering group award for their contribution to the Canberra community.…

Student philanthropy
21 Oct 2014

Making history with a Victorian bushfire community

On the morning of 7 February 2009, after a protracted drought and weeks of record temperatures, the state of Victoria faced extreme fire danger…

20 Oct 2014

Minoru Hokari: a journey with no end

"Exactly seven years ago today, on 10 May 2004, my brother Minoru Hokari (Mino), the author of this book, passed away in Melbourne. It was lymphoma.…


Bequest leads new direction in managing international climate risk

In 2000 Beryl John, inspired by the University's leading environmental research, committed a bequest in her will to ANU. Established in her mother's…


Foundation funding key to independent aid research

Devpolicy Director Professor Stephen Howes said the funding has been key to building this reputation. "The funding is absolutely critical for us to…


Encouraging a culture of giving

The Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) Career Advancement Endowment was created in 2012 by Professor David Hinde, Head of the Department of…


The fine structure of light

Initially a mathematics student, Mahasen Sooriyabandra came to ANU to study Honours in Physics at the Research School of Physics and Engineering. He…

Scholarships & prizes

Endowment allows researchers to get on with their work

In the early 1980's, ANU Alumnus Alan Harvey was diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID). CVID is a rare disease that leaves your…