Diversity, inclusion & gender equity

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.


  • News

Neurodiverse young people, especially those with intellectual disabilities, need better support with gender and sexuality diversity.

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  • Analysis and opinion

How often are fathers asked to justify having both a family AND a career?

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  • Academic profile

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.

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  • Academic profile

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

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  • Academic profile

Female-Only Identified Positions has proven to be a useful tool to boost the number of women on staff.

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  • Research story

Dr Liana Leech wants to start conversations about parental leave.

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