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Australian National University

About The Australian National University:
Australian National University

The Australian National University is a national research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Its main campus in Acton encompasses seven teaching and research colleges, in addition to several national academies and institutes. Founded in 1946, it is the only university to have been created by the Parliament of Australia. Originally a postgraduate research university, ANU began offering undergraduate programs in 1960 when it was integrated with Canberra University College. ANU enrolls 10,052 undergraduate and 10,840 postgraduate students and employs 3,753 faculty and staff. ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and the whole of Oceania, 20th in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings, and 47th in the world (second in Australia) by the 2016/17 Times Higher Education. ANU was named the world's 7th (first in Australia) most international university in a 2017 study by Times Higher Education. In the 2017 Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking, an annual ranking of university graduates' employability, ANU was ranked 21st in the world (first in Australia). The university is particularly well known for its programs in the arts and social sciences, and ranks among the best in the world for a number of disciplines including politics and international relations, social policy, and geography. ANU counts six Nobel laureates and 49 Rhodes scholars among its faculty and alumni. The university has educated two prime ministers, 30 current Australian ambassadors and more than a dozen current heads of Government departments of Australia. 

About the Partnership:

Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) announced the establishment of a new partnership agreement between the universities in February 2018, focusing on the following areas:

  1. the exchange of faculty and students for research, teaching, and study;
  2. joint research activities;
  3. the exchange of scholars for seminars, conferences, and other academic meetings;
  4. the exchange of scholarly publications and other information, including library collections and services; and
  5. cooperation between professional staff.

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