About the Centre
The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at ANU was the first science communication centre in Australia and is now the most diverse of its kind in the world.
We are global leaders in our field, developing methods to encourage informed decisions about the big scientific issues.
The Centre’s mission is to encourage a confident democratic ownership of modern science nationally and internationally by increasing science awareness in the community, fostering public dialogue about science, and improving the communication skills of scientists.
Through research led education our students become skilled communicators who can engage people with the science, technology, or medical information that is most relevant to them.
Our research investigates the ways science is being communicated in the public arena, new ways to excite the public imagination about science and methods to encourage informed decisions about scientific issues that concern us in the 21st century.
Acknowledgement of Country
In the spirit of Reconciliation as a key underpinning value, the ANU supports and encourages staff and students in promoting Reconciliation. An Acknowledgement of Country is a means by which all people can show respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and heritages and the ongoing connection and relationship with the land and sea.
We, the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, acknowledge all First Peoples of this land and celebrate their enduring connections to Country, knowledge and stories. We pay our respects to Elders and Ancestors who watch over us and guide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.