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ANU is a prestigious and globally renowned research university. It has consistently ranked as the top university in Australia for many years in the QS World University Rankings, ranked 30th in the world in 2023. ANU has a strong academic standing and reputation, making it a leading university with global influence. ANU is the only Australian representative in the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), further highlighting its international research-focused status. The university's exceptional research facilities, and research achievements provide students with an excellent academic environment and learning platform.

The city of Canberra, where ANU is located, is a very safe, elegant, and culturally diverse city, making it an ideal destination for international students to engage in academic and cultural exchanges.


Popular Majors (QS ranking)

  • Philosophy (3)
  • Anthropology (6)
  • Geography (7)
  • Archaeology (11)
  • Political Science (11)
  • History (12)
  • Geophysics (14)
  • Development Studies (14)
  • Earth and Ocean Sciences (14)
  • Social Policy and Administration (15)
  • Sociology (15)
  • Law and Legal Studies (23)
  • Linguistics (26)


ANU's 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 House.Amongst our modern lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, student residences and administration buildings, you'll find all the conveniences of a small suburb including cafes, bars, supermarkets, child care centres, a newsagency, post office and even a medical centre.

The Acton Campus is well renowned for its landscape setting, with many remnant and planted trees and an obvious commitment to maintenance of open space. ANU maintains over 10,000 trees, including over 500 considered to be of exceptional significance because of their age, history or species and over 300 remnant trees predating European occupation of the area. The areas of Sullivan's Creek and University Avenue are key features of the Acton Campus providing major avenues across the campus that contribute to its 'park like' nature and are also nationally and internationally recognised features of the Acton campus.

Notable Alumni


Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia 2007-2010, 2013


Bob Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia 1983-1991 (attended but did not graduate)


Warren Snowdon, Member of the Australian House of Representatives since 1987, Federal Minister since 2007


Barry O'Farrell, Premier of New South Wales since 2011


Katy Gallagher, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory since 2011


Andrew Barr, Deputy Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory since 2011


Jon Stanhope, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory 2001-2011


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