Education and Health

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School of Art at the ANU. The two largest universities are the Australian National University (ANU), in the suburb of Acton, and the University of Canberra (UC) in Bruce. The UNA was founded in 1946 as a research university and continues today to perform these tasks, being included among the best universities in the world by the London Times Higher Education magazine and rankings by Shanghai Jiao Tong World University. Both ANU and UC has campuses within the state and elsewhere in the country and in Kioloa, New South Wales or Darwin. There are also two religious university campuses in Canberra: Signadou in the suburb of Watson in the north of the city, is a campus of the Australian Catholic University and St Mark’s Theological College adjacent to the Parliament House, a campus Charles Sturt University. Canberra’s military academies are the Australian Defense Force Academy (ADFA) and Royal Military College, and located northeast of the city in the district of Campbell.It is also one of the leading centers the Canberra Institute of Technology. In Canberra there are two large public hospitals. The Canberra Hospital, formerly known as Woden Valley Hospital, located in Garran and with capacity for 500 beds, and the Calvary Public Hospital, located in the suburb of Bruce, with 174 beds. Both hospitals are also schools, and working closely with the School of Nursing at the University of Canberra and the John Curtin School of Medical Research, one of the centers of major biomedical research in Australia. The largest private hospital in Canberra is the John James Memorial Hospital in Deakin. The Royal Canberra Hospital was a former hospital located on Acton Peninsula on Lake Burley Griffin, but was demolished in 1997 after a controversy for a National Museum of Australia.

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