Australia's National University
We are pleased to present the Australian National University's Corporate Plan, which covers the period 2023-2026, as required under paragraph 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
The Australian National University (ANU) was established by an Act of the Federal Parliament more than 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to inequality, international instability, and the impacts of climate change.
ANU will continue to collaborate closely 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 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 the ANU from other universities.
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 innovative approaches to interdisciplinary problem solving and support our academics to realise the possibilities of their discoveries in society and business.
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 with pride.
The Hon Julie Bishop
Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
Vice-Chancellor and President
2011 Nobel (Physics)