ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

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ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
ANU Research School of Chemistry August 2013.jpg
The ANU Research School of Chemistry, part of the College, pictured in 2013.
TypePublic university college
EstablishedAugust 2008 (2008-08)
(formerly ANU College of Medicine and Health Sciences)
Parent institution
Australian National University
AffiliationFaculty of Science, Environment, Medicine & Health
Academic affiliation
DeanProfessor Kiaran Kirk
Dean of Medicine & Health SciencesProfessor Nicholas Glasgow
Academic staff
425 (2015)
Administrative staff
387 (2015)
Location, ,

The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment is an Australian university college for the study of medicine, biology, and environment at the Australian National University (ANU), located in Canberra, the capital city of Australia.

The College includes both undergraduate teaching departments and several research schools, with a focus upon different areas of the medical and health sciences and the impact of the environment. Together with the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the College is part of the Science, Environment, Medicine & Health faculty and includes the ANU Research School of Biology, the ANU Medical School and the John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology.


The College forebears were grounded in 1946 when the ANU was established by an Act of Federal Parliament, with medicine being one of the four founding research institutes. Through the influence of Howard Florey, in 1952 laboratories for the Research School of Physical Sciences were opened; and during the 1960s the Research School of Biology was established. By 1967, the University established the Research School of Chemistry and the Research School of Biological Sciences; and several years later, the Research School of Earth Sciences was created, separated from the Research School of Physical Science; and the Centre for Resources and Environmental Studies was established by Professor Frank Fenner.[3] Formerly the ANU College of Medicine and Health Sciences, following independent reviews of the ANU disciplines of Chemistry[4] and biosciences,[5] the College was formed in August 2008.[1][6]

Academic courses[edit]

The College offers undergraduate, post-graduate and honours academic courses and research degrees. Course offerings include the MChD (Latin: Medicinae ac Chirurgiae Doctoranda) program through the ANU Medical School; student in biology, chemistry, earth and marine sciences, environment and sustainability, medical and health sciences, psychology, and science.


The College's academic research themes include applied epidemiology, biomedical science and biochemistry, chemistry, culture health and medicine, environment and resource management, epidemiology and population health, evolution, ecology and genetics, medical science and neuroscience, plant sciences, and psychology.

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  1. ^ a b "Annual Report 2008" (PDF). Australian National University. 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Building blocks. Australian National University. 2015. p. 38. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ Sweet, Melissa (23 November 2010). "Remembering Frank Fenner: one of our greatest medical scientists (and a thoroughly decent human being)". Crikey. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Report of the 2008 Review of Chemistry" (PDF). Australian National University. April 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Report of the 2008 Strategic Review of Biosciences" (PDF). The Australian National University. January 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  6. ^ "History & achievements". About us: Science, Environment, Medicine & Health. The Australian National University. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.

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