A culture of intensive research shapes the educational experience at ANU. The interconnected community of scholars at ANU means students at all levels of experience can engage with active researchers who are among the best in their field.
- 94 per cent of ANU researchers worked in fields that are rated above or well above world standard by the Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia Initiative
- 83 per cent of ANU academic staff hold a PhD degree (2010)
- 271 ANU staff are current members of national academies (2010)
Source: Financial Snapshot 2010
The University has won wide recognition as a place of intensive research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, and policy engagement.
Research is central to everything ANU does. ANU researchers strive to be among the best in their fields, going beyond conventional thinking to tackle fundamental problems and the issues of the day while providing guidance and mentorship to new researchers. The research and expertise of ANU academics affects genuine change in Australia and the world.
ANU has a memorandum of understanding with the Australian Government to foster better-informed policy process. The University achieves this goal in a number of ways such as partnering with governments, industry and not-for-profit organisations and offering the expertise of our academics. ANU is also home to the Institute of Public Policy within the Crawford School of Public Policy which connects researchers with government departments and runs executive courses on policy and governance.