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Diversity, inclusion & gender equity

We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for our staff and students. Read about some of our diversity, inclusion and gender equity policies.

Australia has a diverse population and as a national university we are committed to providing opportunities and an inclusive and welcoming environment to those of all backgrounds and identities.

Diversity and inclusion in education

Our low-SES students achieve great outcomes, but for many there can be barriers to attending university. Discover how changes to our admission and scholarships process, and student experience support, can assist students from diverse backgrounds.

Indigenous opportunities

As Australia’s national university we strive to lead the way when it comes to acknowledging, celebrating and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and engineering (STEMM)

Through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Project, we are committed to addressing the serious under-representation of women in science and mathematics disciplines. There are a number of internal programs and resources available to help ANU staff and students to help them achieve their full potential.

ANU Ally Network and LGBTIQ+ inclusion

The ANU Ally Network is a visible network of staff and students across the University who support the University’s commitment to providing an inclusive and respectful university environment for people who identify as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+).

Discover how we can also improve LGBTIQ+ inclusion in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine via, Pride in STEM.

Staff disability support

ANU is committed to providing a work environment that does not discriminate against people on the basis of disability and increasing the diversity of the workforce through the use of inclusive recruitment practices and the development of accessible workplaces.

Valuing diversity

Discover how you can help celebrate the diversity of our University community and raise awareness and understanding of different diversity issues.


Student blog

What matters for LGBTQ+ healthcare in Australia

As we prepare for the 42nd Mardi Gras, Sarah Passmore wants to know if LGBTQ+ communities can access healthcare that fits their needs.

Academic profile

Vanquishing prejudice takes practice

Jessica Halem’s job at Harvard Medical School is to alleviate suffering. But she’s not a doctor.

Analysis and opinion

Gender imbalance in surgery: we must focus on the future

Why has gender discrimination proved difficult to overcome in surgery?

Academic profile

On balance: gender equality in science, health and medicine

To celebrate #BalanceforBetter, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, we ask researchers to reflect on gender equality in their research schools.

Academic profile

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ANU researchers share their experiences and hopes for the future.


ANU female scientists mentoring in Curious Minds program

Curious Minds is aimed at highly capable girls in Years 9 and 10 who have an interest in STEM learning areas.


Celebrating women in science

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to take a look at the successes and discoveries of some of our female researchers and students?


ANU joins leading universities to promote gender equity in STEMM

ANU is working alongside other leading institutions to ensure the women are better represented in STEMM.