(Canberra, Australian Capital Territory - ACT, Australia)
Canberra is an important city and contains two outstanding educational institutions, namely the University of Canberra and the Australian National University (ANU).
These universities have large and spreading campuses, outstanding facilities and prestigious reputations. Both are steeped in history, with guided tours of the complex and buildings being available, although these should usually be arranged in advance.
University of Canberra
Address: 170 Haydon Drive, Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 2617, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 6201 5111
This university was founded in 1967 as a college for advanced education in the area. As the college grew in both size and popularity, its facilities were improved, modernised and extended. In 1990, the college became the prestigious University of Canberra and over the years, has produced thousands of graduates that have become important industry leaders in the area and beyond.
Covering around 120 hectares / 300 acres, the University of Canberra has won many impressive academic awards. Now home to 17 schools, the campus contains more than 10,000 students each year and plays an important part in the economy of Canberra city.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00
Australian National University (ANU)
Address: Childers Street, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 6249 4643
Dating back to the 1940s, the Australian National University is within walking distance of Canberra city centre, with regular bus connections. This exceptional institution is considered to be the best university in the whole of Australia and it also ranks amongst the world's finest educational offerings.
The Australian National University has around 16,000 students, exceptional research facilities, state-of-the-art technology, well-equipped lecture theatres and modern laboratories, and attracts international students from more than 100 different countries. With many social clubs and outdoor activities, including athletics, Australian Rules Football, golf, hockey, squash, tennis, mountaineering and bushwalking, the Australian National University is conveniently close to many of Canberra's major landmarks and tourist attractions.
Australian National University Faculties
There are six main faculties residing here, as follows:
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Asian Studies
- Faculty of Economics and Commerce
- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
- Faculty of Law and Science
- Faculty of Medicine