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ANU is Australia's national university and has a unique history among Australian universities. 

From late 1944 to 1945, discussions between intellectuals and administrators, including H C 'Nugget' Coombs, Alfred Conlon, and Roy Douglas 'Pansy' Wright set the scene for the establishment of a National University. 


The students and staff come from all over Australia and the world. So, it doesn't matter where you're from or what you're into, at ANU you'll find a diverse and supportive community where you can feel at home. 

Going to university is one of the most exciting times of your life. At ANU, you'll be empowered to pursue your dreams through innovative degree programs, unique opportunities for hands-on experience and direct access to researchers who are leaders in their fields. 


ANU is a research-intensive university and the research priorities reflect the challenges facing the world today. Join Australia's leading research university!

Across humanities, creative arts and social sciences, ANU sets national and international standards in research, education and community engagement. The national role in Australia is demonstrated by consistent high rankings in global rankings and the depth and breadth of ANU's research. 


An ANU experience is about learning inside and outside the classroom, with opportunities to choose an international learning experience, develop leadership capabilities, contribute to the community and prepare for your future careers. 

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Quiet, private offices are available to ANU staff and other researchers working in Northern Australia. They are equipped with internet connection, telephone, quality furnishings and managed desktop computers with IT support are optional.  Fees are based on services provided and affiliation with a University or research organisations. ANU users are eligible for a subsidised rate. 

Housing services

  • Bruce Hall is proud to have been the first undergraduate residence built at The Australian National University in 1961. The Packard wing was built later to serve the needs of the ANU postgraduate community.
  • Situated on the beautiful Acton campus in Canberra, Bruce Hall has spent the past 55 years establishing itself as a true community of scholars, where individualism is respected and excellence in all things is encouraged. The Hall fosters a self-regulating community where diversity is celebrated and inclusivity nurtured. 

Medical services

ANU recognises that a healthy university supports student success. Here you will find a number of initiatives, programs and resources that will support your physical, social, spiritual and mental health to help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle during your studies.

Student Life

Sports facilities

A variety of sports are on offer to members of the non-residential halls at ANU. Griffin Hall is part of the interhall sports competition (ISO) which offers members a competitive yet social environment to play against the other halls on campus. 

ISO offers 16 sports over the course of the year with a wide variety to please all participants. These range from term long sports to weekend carnivals, racquet sports and ball sports.

The following sports are offered over the course of the year:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer 
  • Rugby 7s (Male)
  • AFL (Male) 
  • AFL 9s (Female)
  • Tennis (mixed)
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Ultimate Frisbee (mixed)
  • Touch
  • Road Relay
  • Inward Bound
  • Softball (Female)
  • Netball (Female)
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

  • ANU Disabilities Students' Association.
  • ANU Environment Collective.
  • ANU Student Association (ANUSA)
  • Postgraduate research students association (PARSA)
  • Queer Collective.
  • Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre.
  • Womens' Department.

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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