Australian National University (ANU)


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A$16,584 ~ A$69,024

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ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people.

Our focus on research as an asset, and an approach to education, ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand, and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges.

Research rankings and publications

ANU counts more Nobel Laureates among staff and alumni than any other Australian university.

More than 200 members of the ANU teaching community, and more than 150 external colleagues have already been recognised through the EFS.

Faculties & Schools

  • 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

Campuses & facilities

You’ll find ANU in the inner-city suburb of Acton, Canberra in the ACT. But we also have other campuses in the ACT, NSW and the NT that house some extraordinary facilities that help support our teaching, learning and research.

Acton campus »

Our Acton campus is in the heart of Canberra – Australia’s capital city – in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). From here it’s an easy walk, bike ride or drive to some of Australia’s most significant political and cultural institutions including Australian Parliament House. Amongst modern lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, student residences and administration buildings, you’ll find all the conveniences of a small suburb including cafes, bars, supermarkets, child care centres, a newsagency, post office and even a medical centre.

Kioloa Coastal campus »

ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus (KCC) is on the NSW south coast between Kioloa and Bawley Point villages. It’s easy to get here from Canberra, Sydney and Wollongong. KCC is one of Australia’s premier field stations, set on 348 hectares of unique landscape extending from the high tide mark through a diverse ecology to thick bushland. KCC has accommodation and research facilities to support short or long-term research, educational field trips, field training courses or other educational activities. Facilities can also be booked for annual retreats, workshops, seminars and meetings.

Mount Stromlo Observatory »

Mount Stromlo Observatory (MSO) is the home of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. It’s about 18km southwest of Canberra city in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The administrative centre, the offices of the astronomers and students, the mechanical, electronic and optical workshops, and the computer laboratories are located at MSO. MSO was badly damaged in the 2003 Canberra bushfires, so there are no longer working research telescopes here. All of the telescopes are now located at Siding Spring Observatory. However, the reconstruction of MSO has included the development of the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre and rebuilding the heritage Commonwealth Solar Observatory building.

North Australian Research Unit campus »

ANU North Australian Research Unit (NARU) campus is a research facility in the Northern Territory with accommodation and other resources for researchers working in north Australia and the surrounding region. NARU campus is about a 15km drive from Darwin city and about 8km drive from Darwin city and about 8km drive from Darwin International Airport.

Siding Spring Observatory »

Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) is where the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics operates its research telescopes and hosts those of other institutions. SSO sits on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in NSW. It is Australia's premier optical and infrared observatory.

Institution features:
  • Ranked first in Australia and 19th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015/16)
  • Ranked first in Australia and in the top 25 globally for 15 out of 36 subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)
  • Ranked first in Australia and 25th in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education International Outlook Indicator 2015/16)
  • Fifty-two per cent of our students are undertaking postgraduate degree programs
  • Ranked first in Australia for graduate employability (Emerging Global Employability Survey 2015)
  • ANU counts six Nobel Laureates among our staff and alumni
  • Ninety-five per cent of broad-field research at ANU is rated above or well above world standard (Australian Government Excellence in Research for Australia Report 2015)
  • For student demand; research intensity; research grants; staff qualifications, and graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2016)
  • Over 22,500 students in 2015
  • In 2015, almost 5,000 students lived on campus; more than 20% of the student population
  • One of the highest average academic staff to student ratios among Australia's leading universities
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