ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Their location points to their unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people. The University was founded in 1946 and is the only university created by the parliament of Australia. ANU is Australia's national university and has a unique history among Australian universities.
The University focuses on research as an asset, and an approach to education, ensures their graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand, and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges.
Their academic Colleges their Schools and Centres engage in specialised research across a range of disciplines.
-ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
-ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
-ANU College of Business & Economics
-ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
-ANU College of Law
-ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment
-ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Area of Excellence
ANU has an international reputation for excellence in research, education and policy expertise. Learn more about their Areas of Excellence.
Research - Research is central to everything they do at ANU. It shapes the educational experience they provide to students and enables them to be a leading voice on issues of national and international importance. The University invests heavily in research activities and infrastructure to attract, nurture and retain world-leading researchers. Consequently their academic staff are recognised globally as among the best in their fields, and their expertise attracts significant external investment.
Education - Education at ANU is shaped by their culture of intensive research. The University’s students are taught by, and work with, active researchers at all levels of achievement. This ensures a contemporary education based in learning and discovery, not just knowledge transfer. Being part of an active network of researchers with global connections also provides opportunities for development in Australia and abroad.
Policy - ANU is a leading voice in national and international policy development and debate. The University’s researchers work with government, industry and non-government organisations to apply research expertise to key policy challenges facing Australia and their region. ANU works strategically with the Australian Government and is home to a range of national institutions and centres under the banner of the Crawford School of Public Policy.
ANU works closely with other organisations to enhance and increase the opportunities available to their students and scholars. The University’s strong alliances with other universities in Australia and overseas, the Australian Government, industry and not-for-profit organisations have increased access to education, and opportunities for engagement and exchange, collaborative research and innovation.