ANU Annual Report outlines another great year for Australia’s top university.

ANU Annual Report outlines another great year for Australia’s top university.

The Australian National University (ANU) 2017 annual report has been tabled in Parliament today, Thursday 28 June 2018.

The annual report details the University’s achievements in 2017, including being ranked 20th in the world, and number one in Australia, in the QS World University Rankings.

ANU was ranked the top Australian university for producing the most employable graduates by The Global Employability Ranking, and achieved top ranking for Australia’s most international university.

ANU had 25,000 students in 2017, half of which were post-graduate. The Good Universities Guide gave ANU five-stars for its student to staff ratio and staff qualifications.

ANU received more than $282 million in research income in 2017, and has six Nobel laureates amongst its staff and alumni.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC said 2017 was a big year for the University with the establishment of three new innovation institutes to address future challenges in cyber security, precision medicines and the intersection between technology and society.

“ANU remains Australia’s top ranked university thanks to the work in our Colleges, Centres and Institutes and, of course, our outstanding students whose future endeavours we look forward to reading about in years to come,” Professor Schmidt said.

“We announced the establishment of new innovation institutes to help guide the nation in facing future challenges, celebrated Dr Graham Faquhar’s Kyoto Prize, and broke new ground on the new Kambri development at the heart of the University campus.

“We received $70 million from the Australian Government to upgrade the National Computational Infrastructure and welcomed the Government’s commitment of $120 million for the new European Southern Observatory partnership.”

The annual report details the Vice-Chancellor’s salary which reflects a $520,513 cash component and $88,487 in superannuation, totalling $609,000. This encompasses a consumer price index increase from 2016. The balance of the remuneration package ($50,867) includes notional leave adjusted for annual leave and long service as required under accounting standards.

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