UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has a strong regional and global engagement. In 2015, UNSW researchers won the highest amount of funding in Australia from the Australian Research Council (ARC). UNSW is highly regarded internationally, ranked 49th in the 2016 QS World University Rankings and 78th in the 2016/7 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines, UNSW is a leading Australian university committed to making a difference through pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success.
UNSW has a proud tradition of sustained innovation, focusing on areas critical to our future – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. In the social sciences, UNSW research informs policy and expert commentary in key issues facing society ranging from human rights and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians to public health and population ageing. UNSW offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.
We attract talented students from across Australia and around the world. Our 50,000-plus students come from 128 countries, making us one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities. Our emphasis on quality continues to push up entry standards with record demand from the State’s top school leavers. A testament to our commitment to producing industry-ready graduates is the 2015 survey result that UNSW graduates are the most hired by Linkedin’s top 30 most in-demand employers.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are Art & Design in Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.