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The Australian National University (ANU) is a national research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Its main campus in Acton encompasses seven teaching and research colleges, in addition to several national academies and institutes.
Founded in 1946, it is the only university to have been created by the Parliament of Australia. Originally a postgraduate research university, ANU commenced undergraduate teaching in 1960 when it integrated the Canberra University College, which had been established in 1929 as a campus of the University of Melbourne. ANU enrolls 10,052 undergraduate and 10,840 postgraduate students and employs 3,753 staff. The university's endowment stood at a$1.13 billion in 2012.
The Australian National University has a rich and diverse history. Across our campuses, ANU manages places with Indigenous, historic and natural heritage value. These heritage values are embodied in the landscape, the buildings and the complex histories of the sites, the people who lived and worked at there, the events that occurred, and the discoveries that were made.
The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognize Australia's most outstanding university teachers. They provide recognition for teachers, or teams, for the excellence of their teaching and have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education. ANU teachers have an outstanding record of success with AAUT awards, with a sector-leading total of nine teachers and one team being recipients of these prestigious awards in 2017.
ANU is a world-leading university in Australia's capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people.
Our focus on excellence in research and education ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over, well-prepared to address complex contemporary challenges.