Now for the hard-thinking part at ANU

The university is to get bigger in, not out of neuroscience
In March last year Russell Gruen (dean of health and medicine) proposed an end to the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, which was said to lack the scale necessary to attract funding

Cue outrage, within and beyond ANU. The idea as abandoned and a growth plan commissioned (CMM May 14 2021)

A year on the Eccles Institute, now also covering brain science, is still in business, with new boss, John Watson (ex UNSW) charged with developing, “ANU-wide clinical and commercial partnerships that will allow it to flourish and grow.”

“A big adventure,” Professor Watson says, “but I’m going to give it a red hot go!”