University description (as per official university website)
ANU was established by the Chifley government in 1946 to build the nation’s intellectual infrastructure. We are still driven by our founding mission to advance the cause of learning and research in Australia and take our place amongst the great universities of the world. Explore this gateway to find out more about our history, governance and structure, our campus and our community.
ANU has always been a university with a difference, set apart by its research intensity. The high reputation of ANU within the international academy is now matched by an equivalent and high reputation outside the academy.
Facts & figures
Statistical summary cards
ANU profile brochure (PDF, 2MB)
Governance & structure
In accordance with the Australian National University Act 1991 (Cth), the Council is the governing body of the University. ANU has seven academic Colleges, made up of a network of inter-related faculties, research schools and centres.
ANU has excellent sports, accommodation, academic and dining facilities, many of which are available for use by the public.
Our scholars thrive on a campus that mixes all the advantages of Australia’s capital city with space to think, grow and enjoy life.
Environment & sustainability
We are proud of our green campus and work to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. We provide leadership on sustainability