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At a glance

Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University is Asia and the Pacific’s leading graduate public policy school.

Staff and students at the School play an essential role in shaping public policy through research, education and policy engagement.

Crawford School is home to some of the region’s most important researchers and many staff are active on government committees and in key advisory roles across government, business and civil society. Students at the School are valued members of the region’s leading public policy community and contribute actively to the impact being made on the world’s challenges surrounding such issues as water, food, energy, economic development, the environment, and governance.

Crawford School offers graduate degrees and executive programs in areas that include public policy, applied economics, public administration, and environmental management.

Crawford School is home to influential publications including the journal Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, and publications such as East Asia Forum, Dev Policy Blog, Policy ForumSolutions, and Advance.

Leadership and governance

Crawford School has an Advisory Council and a Management Committee. The Advisory Council is made up of the School’s Acting Director, plus leaders from the public service and business world. The Advisory Council’s role is to help Crawford realise its vision to be the pre-eminent policy school in the region and among the finest in the world. The Management Committee is made up of senior academic and professional staff and meets regularly.

Strategic alliances and partnerships

Crawford School highly values strategic alliances and partnerships with government, business and civil society. Research, education and policy impact relationships with Crawford School can achieve significant results in national, regional and international contexts.

Sir John Crawford

Sir John Crawford was a great Australian civil servant and a distinguished leader of The Australian National University. As an official and as a scholar, he exercised remarkable influence nationally and internationally.

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