Series 179 - Annual reports of Research Schools and Centres

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Annual reports of Research Schools and Centres


  • 1968 - 2003 (Creation)

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1.6m (8 type 1 boxes)

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(1946 -)

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The Australian National University was established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1946 and is governed by a Council. Its founding mission was to be of enduring significance in the post-war life of the nation, to support the development of national unity and identity, to improve Australia's understanding of itself and its neighbours, and to contribute to economic development and social cohesion. Its mandate was to undertake 'postgraduate research and study both generally and in relation to subjects of national importance'. This national mission gives the University a distinctive relationship with the Australian Federal Government. It was Australia's only full-time research university with four initial Research Schools (Physical Sciences, Medical Research, Social Sciences and Pacific Studies). Undergraduate courses have been taught since 1960, when it amalgamated with Canberra University College.

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These are printed copies of annual reports of Research Schools and Centres.


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Chronological by unit

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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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More detailed departmental reports for 1962 to 1989 are located in ANUA 53, central files.

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 15 May 2007; updated by Sarah Lethbridge 20 January 2010. Revised by Greg Bell 27 November 2012.




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