ANU Announces Major Expansion for Engineering and Computer Science
ANU has announced a major 10-year expansion of its capacity and capability in engineering and computer science to meet the major technology challenges of the 21st Century.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said the expansion would transform the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science and strengthen the capacity of ANU to respond to major challenges around the rising power of technology.
"By building on our capacity in engineering and computer science and attracting new talent, particularly women, ANU can drive and deliver Australia's response to our changing world," Professor Schmidt said.
"This expansion is being led by our outstanding Dean of the ANU College Engineering and Computer Science, Elanor Huntington, who is a real visionary on how engineering intersects with other disciplines to transform the world."
The expansion will see new flagship STEM research and education programs for Australia.
The College will create new disciplinary foci, led by outstanding new talent, delivering cutting-edge research and education, and establishing a new role for engineering and computing at the core of ANU interdisciplinary discovery and impact in the world.
Under the expansion, ANU will be seeking outstanding talent from around the world, with a focus on championing diversity and inclusion in engineering and computer science.