ANU was founded in 1946, with a suite of disciplines and a set of tasks that reflected the global context in which Australia found itself at the time. Three quarters of a century later those foundational activities remain central to the place of ANU in the world, but the national and global context has changed. Our enduring mission remains unchanged: to create capability for a nation seeking its place in the world.
As Australia’s national university, ANU works with government, private sector and other research institutes to explore, investigate and develop ideas and solutions to major issues facing Australian society and the world.
Academic career support
Our College provide services and resources to support the career of our academic staff.
Diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity
Learn about our approach to diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity (DBIE)
We are committed to the ongoing process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, promoting justice, recognition, healing and respect throughout all of our research and education endeavours.
Learn about the Florence McKenzie Chair and its initiatives.