ANU Corporate Plan 2022

Published 2022

Australia's National University

We are pleased to present The Australian National University's Corporate Plan, which covers the period 2022−2025, as required under paragraph 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. This is the 2022-2025 Corporate Plan for the University.

The Australian National University (ANU) was established by an Act of the Federal Parliament 75 years ago, and founded as a resource for our nation after the Second World War. The University supports the development of national unity and identity, enhances Australia's understanding of itself and its region, generates knowledge and national capability, and contributes to economic recovery and social cohesion.

As Australia's first and only national university, it is our responsibility to address the complex challenges facing our nation and the world, both the emergent and the enduring: from public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic to inequality, international instability and the impacts of climate change.

ANU will continue to partner with the Commonwealth Government to address these societal challenges and will share our findings and expert advice to inform public policy that will support Australia's wellbeing, security and prosperity.

Our research, led by world-class academics, will continue to be of the highest quality and impact. We provide the platforms and investment to enable the co-creation of new approaches to interdisciplinary problem solving and support our academies to realise the possibilities of their discoveries in society and business.

Our students, who are future leaders, will have an experience equal to the best in the world. Our range of programs will respond to the needs of our nation and our students, and our institutional culture will distinguish ANU from other universities.

These goals are outlined in a revitalised ANU Strategic Plan, ANU by 2025. This Corporate Plan accompanies the ANU Strategic Plan and sets out the University's purposes, operating context, key activities, and how we will measure our performance. We will continue to deliver on our unique mission to serve Australia and its people.

The Hon Julie Bishop


Professor Brian P. Schmidt
Vice-Chancellor and President