ANU turns 75

75th Anniversary events
On 1 August 1946, ANU was established by an Act of Federal Parliament. To this day, we are still the only university that has been created by the Parliament of Australia. Over the past 75 years, we have made a remarkable impact and contribution to our nation through our research, education and policy. We will launch our year-long 75th Anniversary celebrations by coming together as a community to celebrate on Sunday 1 August. This will coincide with the launch of our next strategic plan, signalling the direction of the University and reaffirming our national mission. Join us this year as we honour our past, celebrate our present and make our future.

75th Anniversary Debate

Watch this panel style discussion on how the next 75 years in higher education would look like.

ANU75: Closing ceremony

Watch 75th Anniversary closing ceremony that featured a time capsule ceremony and performance from the Chamber Choir.

Living History exhibition

Visit this touring exhibition from Tue 14 June, 9am-4pm at the Forestry building on our Acton campus.

China & ANU at 75

Come along to this exhibition that showcases the origins of Chinese Studies & introduces the scholars who worked at ANU

Book Talk | China & ANU

Join ANU PhD Scholar William Sima, who will be speaking about the China & ANU: Diplomats, adventurers, scholars.

Our stories. Our legacy.

Read through ANU history from the eyes of our 126,000 ANU alumni stories.

75 Cities: Canberra

Join the ANU Alumni team for this local alumni gathering in the nation's capital and our homebase, Canberra.

Eye of the Storm

Watch this recording of a discussion on the origins of ANU and its unique place in the Australian education landscape.

Recap - Tree planting

Recap moments from Fenner School tree planting ceremony at Chifley Library organised on Thursday 28 April.

ANU Nobel Laureates speak

Watch Brian Schmidt and Peter Doherty explore mysteries of the Universe, post pandemic society, and state of science.

Recap - Ginkgo tree

Recap moments from Green Legacy Hiroshima (GLH) Ginkgo tree gifting ceremony held on Friday 6 May

Recap - Photo competition

Swipe through the photo gallery to recap winning student submissions from the photo competitions

2022 ANU Alumni Week

Celebrate and share the ANU legacy with a week-long program of exclusive events taking place from 28 March to 2 April.

Kitchen Garden program

Did you always want your own vegetable patch? Join our Wednesday Gardening Bees in growing a thriving food garden.

ANU Archives exhibition

This exhibition tells the story of the University's prestigious history through items curated from the ANU archives.

Podcast: Student debate

Tune into this ANU student debate that explores - if the present condition of humanity is better than it will be in 100.

Highlight- Lunar New Year

Swipe through the photo gallery to view the highlights of ANU Lunar New Year celebration.

Recap - Scavenger Hunt

Swipe through the photo gallery to recap some cool moments at ANU75 Scavenger hunt

State of the University

Watch this recording to hear from the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor about their vision for ANU and set course for 2022

ANU2025 Strategic Plan

If you missed the ANU by 2025 Strategic Plan launch, you can tune into this recording.

ANU Giving Day

With ANU turning 75, we aim to raise $75,000 that will contribute to transformative research and education.

75th celebration

Tune in to view a special Welcome to Country, performance from Chamber Choir and cake cutting ceremony.

Our History panel

View this history panel event that discusses 'ANU then, now and 75 years from now.' from 1h.07m onward.

ANU Law Conference

ANU Law Conference themed public law and inequality from 16-18 February, will feature 40 speakers from across the globe.

World Mental Health Day

Tune into this recording where our experts raise awareness on isolation and the importance of connectedness.


Come along to the launch of 'Life Celebrations' including talks from notable University figures on their journey at ANU.

Podcast: Economy

Listen to Professor Armstrong discussing, securing Australia's economic future and the role ANU can play in its success.

Podcast: Space

Listen to Professor Moore delineating nature of space race and identify Australia's role in interstellar communication.