ANU vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt defends university's role in the coronavirus crisis

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
Updated August 3 2020 - 9:28am, first published 6:00am
Australian National University vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt speaks during Foundation Day at Llewellyn Hall. Picture: Lannon Harley/The Australian National University

Australian National University vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt has hit back at critics of universities and highlighted the university's role in combating the coronavirus crisis in a speech marking 74 years since the institution was founded.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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