The ANU - IU Pan Asia Institute is dedicated to supporting research and fostering the development of a new generation of Pan-Asian Scholars. Learn more about the collaboration below.
The Australian National University
Established in 1946, The Australian National University (ANU) is unique among its contemporaries as the only Australian university established by an Act of Federal Parliament. The university was founded to be an institution of enduring significance in the post-war life of the nation by supporting the development of national unity and identity, improving Australia's understanding of itself and its neighbors, and contributing to economic development and social cohesion. This national mission gives ANU a distinctive relationship with the Australian Federal Government.
Today ANU is a world-class research and teaching university, comprised of seven colleges which are made up of research and education centers, schools, and faculties. Each college has a substantial capacity to undertake research and teaching of the highest standard.
As Australia's national university, ANU sets the standard in research, education and community engagement on issues of national and international importance. With its unique research intensity, ANU offers an exceptional environment for discovery and learning and sets the standard nationally in research, education, and community engagement on issues of national and international importance.
ANU is consistently ranked as Australia's leading university and one of the world's great research universities by The Times Higher Education Supplement, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Institute of Higher Education, and Newsweek International. As one of the world's leading universities, ANU has a far-reaching vision to advance Australia's intellectual and creative capacity through broad-based research and research-led education.
Founded in 1820 and long known for its area studies expertise, IU has more than 10 departments, programs, and centers – including three Title VI National Resource Centers and one Title VI National Foreign Language Resource Center – that are directly focused on the study of the pan-Asian region. Such area specialization is further supported through research conducted by numerous scholars across IU's varied academic and professional disciplines.
The IU Libraries are ranked 19th among North American research libraries and are depositories for U.S. federal publications as well as those from the United Nations and the European Union. State of the art research facilities, a breathtaking campus, world-renowned faculty, and more than 520 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered across 14 schools, combine to make IU a highly regarded, research institution.
The first international graduate, a student from Japan, completed his master's degree in 1872. With students and scholars from more than 125 countries, more than 30 departments, centers, and programs devoted to area studies, courses in more than 70 languages, and one of the largest study abroad programs in the U.S., IU is a committed, engaged, and active leader in international education.