Australian National University, Canberra

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Leafy and laid-back, Australian National University provides both students and visitors with a studious, relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind. The verdant campus extends across the affluent suburb of Acton, consists mainly of parkland--with more than 10,000 trees on campus--and has a border with the native bushland of Black Mountain. Established in the year 1946, the university boasts the distinction of being the only one created by the Parliament of Australia. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Canberra holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Australian National University and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • June 27, 2017
    If you are looking for world top 20 university, ANU is one to watch. Located in the heart of Canberra, this university has a great number of major, from undergraduate to post-doctoral degree.  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    ANU is known not just for its quality of education that is recognized around the globe. It is also popular for its stunning campus and scholar-friendly location--Australian capital, Canberra. The camp...  more »
  • March 29, 2017
    Enjoyed dinner at Boffins in University House. Lovely old building with ponds along the walkway. Well landscaped though easy to get lost driving at night.  more »
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  • September 20, 2017
    Excellent grounds with beautiful natural scenery. Campus buildings are a modern style but with a lot to be desired. Good for a picnic in the sun. Sit by the creek and savour the glorious wildlife. Cold in winter, bring a coat.
  • August 30, 2017
    One of the finest universities in Australia, however open day was a major disappointment this year
  • June 7, 2017
    Good uni for Canberra. 1 of only a few unis. However, no teaching degree. undergoing renovations. look forward to a better university!!
  • February 24, 2017
    Did my undergrad here - the uni is becoming more and more concerned with making money than with producing educated and well rounded young citizens. If you're not studying science and not a research student, they don't really care too much about your experience. On the plus side, beautiful campus and always plenty to do and see!
  • June 20, 2017
    It is indeed one of the best universities in the world. As a Ph.D. student in ANU, I enjoy every moment studying here. The level of the researches here is even higher than many universities in USA and UK.

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