The Good Universities Guide 2019 edition has awarded ANU with a maximum 5-star rating for staff qualifications with 88% of our academic staff holding a PhD.
And the best news about all of this? ANU has very small classes with a 14:1 student teacher ratio putting us in the top 20% of all Australian universities. This means you will have real opportunities to connect with some of the world's brightest minds.
Many of our teachers have undertaken ground-breaking research at ANU which have made an impact in the media. Just a handful from 2018 includes: Elizabeth Gardiner and Steve Lee who led the research on developing a diagnostic device that can help prevent strokes and heart attacks, Jochen Brocks who was the lead senior researcher in the discovery of the earliest known animal, Antonio Tricoli who led the development of optical sensors that are 50 times thinner than a strand of hair, and Larry (Yuerui) Lu who led the research in developing a thin and flexible semiconductor that can be used in bendable mobile phones.
We count six Nobel Prize Winners among our staff and alumni. This includes our Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics 2011 for his discovery that the expansion of our universe is accelerating, radically changing the way we think about the nature of the cosmos.