ANU is recognised as one of the world’s leading research-intensive centres of higher learning. The University is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities in the world by a range of international measures. Importantly, 95 per cent of broad-field research and 91 per cent of discipline specific research is rated ‘above’ or ‘well above’ world standard by the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia initiative.
It also has 5 star ratings for student demand, staff qualifications, student:staff ratio and student retention within the 2018 edition of The Good Universities Guide. ANU scholars lead global thinking on issues of national and international significance, and students go on to become leaders in their home countries and on the world stage.
ANU has beautiful, landscaped grounds, providing students with a relaxing and inspiring environment in which to study. The University is committed to continually improving facilities and infrastructure, and is undertaking an exciting project at the heart of the ANU campus.
A development is in progress to provide students, staff and the Canberra community with new student accommodation, a pool, gymnasium, cinema, theatre, cafés, bars, shops and services. During the construction process an ANU Pop-Up Village is available, housing food, entertainment and service venues for the entire ANU community.
Many students find that cycling is a cheap and environmentally friendly way of getting around the campus and the city. Students in Canberra enjoy all the benefits of a small town whilst having access to the conveniences of a modern city.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafés, shops, sports clubs and leisure facilities in the city. As Australia’s capital, Canberra has an array of world-class galleries and museums, it is also home to music, food and cultural festivals, and has many exhibitions opening throughout the year.