Our mission

The mission of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is:

  • globally, to be recognised by its academic excellence, in both research and education, across the humanities, creative arts and social sciences, while bringing its expertise to bear on key social, cultural, and political problems facing the contemporary world;
  • nationally, in partnership with the public, the private sector, and government, to shape Australia as an innovative knowledge-based society; and
  • locally, to engage with, and enrich the community.