ANU Corporate Plan 2024-2027

Australia's National University

We present the Corporate Plan for The Australian National University, which covers the period 2024–2027, and is 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 as a resource for our nation after World War II. The University supports the development of national unity and identity, enhancing Australia’s understanding of itself and our region, generating knowledge and national capability, and contributing 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. We will share our findings and expert advice to inform public policy supporting Australia’s well-being, security, and prosperity.

Our students, who are future leaders, will have a world-class university experience. Our range of programs will respond to our nation’s and our students’ needs, and our institutional culture will distinguish 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 in realising 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 purpose, operating context, key activities, and how the University will measure its performance.

The University will continue to deliver on its unique mission to serve Australia and its people.


The Hon Julie Bishop                             Genevieve Bell AO, FAHA, FTSE
Chancellor                                                Vice-Chancellor and President (2024 – current)


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