The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is one of the world's leading centres for research, outreach and teaching focussing on the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. The College consists of four academic schools, ten regional institutes,  and dozens of centres, programs and disciplines.

We pursue high-quality, long-term impactful projects that focus on important current and emerging policy and societal challenges in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

HC Coombs and Gough Whitlam

Our Story

Since the founding of The Australian National University in 1946, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific has driven Australia's engagement and understanding in the Asia-Pacific region. The work conducted here has established the University as a global centre of excellence in research, teaching and influence in the region.

Our Structure

The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific consists of four schools, and one centre, and is home to a range of regional and thematic institutes that support research, education and outreach activity throughout the College.

Pictured: Herbert Cole Coombs and former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam

Educational Mission

The College has the largest concentration of Asia-Pacific experts in the English-speaking world made up of:

  • 240+ academic staff
  • 25+ research assistants
  • 490+ visiting Fellows, annual appointees and emeriti
  • 2,560+ students
  • 160 professional staff
  • 9,500+ alumni from across the world.

Our mission and expertise combine to train and educate ethical, informed and skilled future leaders. Our students are deeply connected with the Asia-Pacific region and our programs prepare them for diverse and challenging careers. The College offers both undergraduate and postgraduate education programs as well as more than 10 Asian language programs.

Research at the College

Research at the College is driven by a commitment to disciplinary expertise, to deep engagement with our subjects, and to innovative solutions that address policy challenges.

We work closely with leaders in government, business and industry to translate our research into practical support, so they can make the best decisions today to shape a better future for tomorrow.

  • 942 Publications Annually
  • 101 Research Grants
  • $96 million in total income
  • $36 million in research grants