The Australian National University (ANU) is unlike any other university in Australia. Founded in 1946, in a spirit of post-war optimism, our role was to help realise Australia’s potential as the world recovered from a global crisis.

That vision, to support the development of national unity and identity, improve our understanding of ourselves and our neighbours, and provide our nation with research capacity amongst the best in the world, and education in areas vital for our future, has been our mission ever since.

It can be difficult work, but it’s work we proudly do-because connecting talented people with diverse perspectives, equipping and encouraging them to address the most complex of tomorrow’s problems, and ensuring Australia’s future is not just our approach-it’s also our national role and international responsibility as Australia’s national university, and it’s a responsibility from which we’ll never waver.

Campuses & Facilities

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 . . .

Kioloa Coastal Campus

Research  |  Student field trips  |  Conferences, retreats and workshops |  Teaching  Welcome to Kioloa Coastal Campus – the Australian National University’s coastal field station since 1975. Visit the ANU’s outdoor classroom at the New South Wales south coast to engage,…

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 ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory covers an area of 81 hectares on the summit of…

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…

The Siding Spring Observatory

The Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) is the largest optical observatory in Australia and is an important site for astronomy, astrophysics and space science in Australia. Along with several active telescopes owned by the Australian National University, the site is home to the…

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