The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (Bell School) is recognised as the pre-eminent centre in the region and one of the best in the world for research excellence and policy analysis of Asia-Pacific and international politics, society, strategy, security and diplomacy.
Collectively, as a School, our education and research engage deeply with Asia and the Pacific on four levels: international, regional, national and subnational. Our engagement with Asia and the Pacific at the regional level specifically involves four primary sub-regions: the Pacific, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.
The Bell School provides undergraduate and graduate coursework programs and graduate research training of the highest quality. Many of our PhD graduates have gone on to senior leadership positions in government and the private sector, and academic positions at some of the most prestigious universities. We currently have over 100 PhD students, over 350 postgraduate coursework students, and around 800 students taking our undergraduate courses. When they graduate, they will join an international community of over 13,000 Bell School alumni.
Our commitment to education extends beyond the confines of the classroom, in accordance with the founding mandate of The Australian National University (ANU) to advance the country’s understanding of the Asia-Pacific region and its place in it. Our academic community are key contributors to national policymaking, appearing frequently in the media, advising government, and hosting the highly influential country update conference series, which itself has resulted in the publication of over 25 books.
Find out more about our education programs in our program guide.
Find out more about our Higher Degree by Research program.