University of New South Wales

=96 th
World University Rankings 2019
91-100 th
World Reputation Rankings 2014
High St, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia

About University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney is Australia’s global university. We have been at the forefront of clever ideas and ground-breaking discoveries since 1949. Our focus is on transforming these ideas and discoveries into activities that lead to social progress and economic prosperity. Our university attracts over 52,000 high-achieving students, including over 13,000 international students from more than 130 countries.

No longer young in years, we remain young in spirit, committed to pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented students for career success. 

Our study programs have been designed to match global career opportunities and prepare students for the workplace. That’s why Australia’s top employers prefer graduates from UNSW Australia over any other university and why we are ranked 22nd in the world for employer reputation.

Our global alumni network

At UNSW, you will be joining a network of people united by a drive to create genuine, positive change. Our alumni community is over 250,000 strong with graduates working for some of the biggest and best companies in the world like Google, Penguin, Ernst & Young, PayPal, Rio Tinto, HSBC, NASA and Oxfam. We are partnered with over 200 universities and institutions in 35 countries. When you join UNSW, our network becomes your network.

Research for a better future

In research, we seek to change the world. We have one of the country’s largest research communities with over 4,300 researchers. We are an acknowledged world leader in photovoltaics, HIV/AIDS research and quantum computing, and we have an international reputation in many other fields.

Are you ready to be a world changer?

Culture of innovation

We believe innovation is a way of thinking and that everyone has the potential to change things, big or small, for the better. We recently launched the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre. The first for any Australian university, the MCIC is where students from all faculties can design, experiment and build their ideas with guidance from visionaries and corporate partners. The UNSW Innovations team is on hand to assist students turn their ideas into commercial reality through their 260 partnerships with commercial companies.

Connected globally

We are connected to over 200 partner universities in 39 countries. We are a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) in Australia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Universitas 21 (U21), and the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech) where we were the only Australian university selected to join. This network contributes to a steady flow of students, researchers and academics on campus, creating a truly global learning environment.

Explore rankings data for University of New South Wales

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Key statistics

  • 41,358
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 47 : 53
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 30.5
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 36%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings

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