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Australian National University
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Canberra, Australia, is the only university set up by the Federal Government of Australia. The law to start the university was passed in 1946. It was set up to be a research university for subjects of national importance. These included physics, medicine, social sciences and Pacific studies. The university started undergraduate courses in 1960.
- Sir Howard Florey (1946) who was Chancellor of the University 1965—1968
- Professor John Eccles (1963) - first Professor of Physiology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research
- Professor John C. Harsanyi (1994) - economics teacher at ANU from 1958—1961
- Professor Rolf Zinkernagel and Professor Peter Doherty (1996) - researchers at the John Curtin School of Medical Research.
- Brian Schmidt (2011) - astrophysicist