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World's top 20 and Australia's number one university

The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s most highly respected universities. It has been consistently ranked amongst the best universities in Australia and the world. In 2017, ANU was ranked 20th in the world*. The QS World University Rankings named ANU as the number one institution in Australia**, based on a range of measures such as academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations and the ratio of staff to students.

A culture of discovery and inquiry informs all aspects of research and education, including the University’s connections with the world’s other top institutions

ANU continues to attract some of the world's finest students and staff. Its reputation for distinctive research is widely recognised, and its teaching programs are among the nation's best.

ANU has 5 star ratings for student demand, staff  qualifications, student:staff ration and student retention within the 2018 edition of the Good Universities Guide.

*by the QS World University Rankings for 2017-18.
** ANU is ranked #1 in Australia for International Outlook.

Range of quality academic programs

ANU offers programs and courses across its seven academic colleges in a range of areas, offering students the flexibility to combine degree programs, pick a specific course and pursue Masters degrees. Students can choose from the following academic areas:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asia & the Pacific
  • Business & Economics
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Medicine and Medical Science
  • Law
  • National Security

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Job-ready graduates

Receiving an ANU degree opens up doors nationally and internationally with a high rate of graduate employment and post-graduate study opportunities. Students also have access to the careers centre and alumni network that will help kick-start your career prospects.

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Academic expertise

ANU is renowned worldwide for its academic expertise and cutting-edge research. The University students are exposed to active researchers who act as mentors.

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Partnerships & Programs

ANU offers exceptional students opportunities to participate in international exchange programs and national internships with the Federal and state government. ANU also has partnerships with national and international institutions including Charles Darwin University, University of Southern Queensland and the University of Canberra.

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The ANU campus is located in Acton and is only minutes away from the nation's parliament and national institutions, putting you in the heart of the action in Canberra. The University is also surrounded by plenty of shops, venues and amazing places to eat, allowing you to submerge yourself in the beauty, history and culture of the Australian Capital Territory. ANU also has smaller campuses across Australia in NSW and the Northern Territory.

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Employability Rankings

Graduates from the Australian National University are favoured by the nation's employers and are listed among the world's most sought after degree holders. Times Higher Education placed the ANU 21st in the world in the Global University Employability Ranking, up one place from last year. The ANU was the only Australian university to make the US-dominated top 30.

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