Cutting-edge research and excellence in teaching Cutting-edge research and excellence in teaching

Why choose ANU?

  1. ANU is consistently ranked among the world's top universities.
  2. ANU counts six Nobel laureates among its faculty and alumni. The university has educated two prime ministers, 30 current Australian Ambassadors and more than a dozen current heads of Government departments of Australia.
  3. ANU is a member of the Group of Eight and the International Alliance of Research Universities.


Quick Facts:

Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia

City Population: 367,752

University Population: 18,514

Climate: Dry, oceanic climate; warm/hot summers and cool/cold winters.

Nearest Airport: Canberra Airport



Established in 1946, The Australian National University is one of the world's most highly regarded universities, recognised internationally for its cutting-edge research and excellence in teaching. As the national university, ANU is committed to advancing the nation and educating tomorrow's leaders.

The main ANU campus is located on 145 hectares of beautifully maintained parklands in the centre of Australia's capital, Canberra.  A ‘green' campus, ANU has more than 10,000 trees within its grounds.

Canberra is a cosmopolitan city that offers an exciting blend of urban living and nature. Situated on the ancient lands of the Indigenous Ngunnawal people, Canberra's name is thought to mean ‘meeting place'.

Canberra boasts all the facilities and infrastructure that you would expect of a national capital. Home to important national institutions like the National Library, National Gallery, National Museum and National Archives, Canberra never ceases to delight and entertain its visitors. For more day-to-day facilities and services, the city boasts excellent shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants, bars and cafes.