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Key Features

  • MBA Award for Professional Excellence for Commercial Construction $10m-$50m - 2015
  • World-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China on a global scale
  • Includes a 220 seat auditorium with foyer that can be utilised for catered events

Australian Centre on China in the World

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a research institution established to enhance the existing capabilities of The Australian National University (ANU).

CIW will be central in building Australia's knowledge of China and it will occupy an important position as an internationally recognised scholarly hub. The CIW will build upon the ANU's existing capabilities to create an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China on a global scale. It includes expertise in Chinese thought, culture, history, politics, society, environment, economics and foreign and strategic policy. CIW will undertake research, education and outreach activities in innovative ways not achieved by similar institutions internationally.

The new 'signature building' to house CIW will create an environment that is exciting and dynamic for its occupants and visitors and acknowledges the aesthetics of Chinese architectural influence. The building includes academic spaces, flexible lecture spaces with simultaneous translation facilities, a gallery space, a research library, a 220 seat auditorium with foyer that can be utilised for catered events, bicycle storage and additional landscaping to improve buildings landscape setting. The centre is being designed in partnership by Canberra firm Munns Sly Moore Architects and Beijing based architects Mo Atelier Szeto.