ANU 2025: Our landscape

ANU is our nation's university. We are here for all Australians, and to work with our government, across our region, and around the world. Over the past 75 years, we have become one of the world's finest research universities, validating the vision of the nation-builders who founded ANU in 1946.

Our times are as challenging as theirs. As we recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia needs its national university to be excellent everywhere: in research, in education, in driving societal transformation and new enterprise, and in providing a cultural and intellectual resource for our nation.

Striving for excellence must be the idea that guides our ANU 2025 strategy. Building on our existing strategic plan, our focus for 2025 will be on meeting four key strategic goals:

  • Renew our national mission and meet our responsibilities to Australia;
  • Deliver a student experience equal to the world's best;
  • Conduct research that transforms society and creates national capability; and
  • Be an equitable and inclusive University of choice.

Consultation process

These ideas are the beginning of a conversation with our community. We need your help to shape ANU 2025 over the next few months. The consultation...


Vice-Chancellor led forums ANU 2025 Led by Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, Vice-Chancellor Held on Wednesday 17 February, 9-10am. Click here to...