ANU is Australia's national university and has a unique history among Australian universities.
From late 1944 to 1945, discussions between intellectuals and administrators, including H C 'Nugget' Coombs, Alfred Conlon, and Roy Douglas 'Pansy' Wright set the scene for the establishment of a National University.
The students and staff come from all over Australia and the world. So, it doesn't matter where you're from or what you're into, at ANU you'll find a diverse and supportive community where you can feel at home.
Going to university is one of the most exciting times of your life. At ANU, you'll be empowered to pursue your dreams through innovative degree programs, unique opportunities for hands-on experience and direct access to researchers who are leaders in their fields.
ANU is a research-intensive university and the research priorities reflect the challenges facing the world today. Join Australia's leading research university!
Across humanities, creative arts and social sciences, ANU sets national and international standards in research, education and community engagement. The national role in Australia is demonstrated by consistent high rankings in global rankings and the depth and breadth of ANU's research.
An ANU experience is about learning inside and outside the classroom, with opportunities to choose an international learning experience, develop leadership capabilities, contribute to the community and prepare for your future careers.
Quiet, private offices are available to ANU staff and other researchers working in Northern Australia. They are equipped with internet connection, telephone, quality furnishings and managed desktop computers with IT support are optional. Fees are based on services provided and affiliation with a University or research organisations. ANU users are eligible for a subsidised rate.
ANU recognises that a healthy university supports student success. Here you will find a number of initiatives, programs and resources that will support your physical, social, spiritual and mental health to help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle during your studies.
A variety of sports are on offer to members of the non-residential halls at ANU. Griffin Hall is part of the interhall sports competition (ISO) which offers members a competitive yet social environment to play against the other halls on campus.
ISO offers 16 sports over the course of the year with a wide variety to please all participants. These range from term long sports to weekend carnivals, racquet sports and ball sports.
The following sports are offered over the course of the year: