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The Australian National University


The Australian National University (ANU) is a prominent and internationally recognized university based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. It is the only university in Australia to establish under an Act of Federal Parliament, in 1946. It scored top in the Excellence in Research for Australia report (2010) and has been ranked consistently among the best universities in the world.

Ian Young AO is the current Vice-chancellor of ANU. After integrating the Canberra University College in 1960, ANU formerly a postgraduate research university started undergraduate teaching. ANU hosts more than 13000 students. The Australian National University is associated with Phoenix Prize for spiritual art, which was first awarded in 2005. The ANU School of Art Gallery hosts the exhibition.


As per the 2013 QS World University Rankings ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and 27th in the world. The 2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed ANU 2nd in Australia and 48th in the world. Anu is associated with six Nobel laureates within its faculty and alumni. ANU is part of the Group of Eight and the International Alliance of Research Universities. ANU has many exchange partners including University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of California, Berkeley, Yale University, Peking University, National University of Singapore, University of Tokyo, University of Copenhagen and ETH Zurich.


The main campus of ANU spread over 358 acres across the Canberra suburb of Acton.

Academic programs:

The academic structure of ANU includes

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Business and Economics
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Law
  • Medicine, Biology and Environment
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences


ANU provides wide range of scholarships to assist the students excel in their areas. Some scholarships are purely on academic merit and some are based on social equity and access principles.

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