Australian National University

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Key facts about Australian National University

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Total students: 21,149

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International students: 5,608

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Undergraduate: 10,307

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Postgraduate: 10,842

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About Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) has a distinct national and global mission.

As Australia’s only national university, ANU has a long institutional tradition of doing research of national and international significance, and making major contributions to the national public policy debate.

Founded by the Australian Government in 1946 to apply the best minds to the biggest questions and advance Australia’s international standing, ANU has become one of the world’s leading centres of higher learning and research.

Consistently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world by a range of international measures, ANU is located in the Australian capital alongside foreign missions, government and national cultural and scientific institutions, and is a unique resource and partner for government and parliament.

International Partnerships

ANU belongs to the International Alliance of Research Universities the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and edX and has over 230 agreements in place with international universities, research institutes, governments and centres of industry to support student exchange, fellowships, internships, dual degree programs, and collaborative research initiatives.

Notable Research Areas

Our areas of research specialty include:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Culture, Creativity and Societies
  • Australia’s Regional and Global Context
  • Future Security
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Science and Innovative Technology.