Western Sydney University is a student-centred, research-led metropolitan university operating multiple campuses in Australia’s truly global city, Sydney.

Whilst a young University at 27 years of age, Western Sydney University has a collective heritage of over 200 years via its antecedent institutions.

Most impressively, the University now features in all University global ranking systems.  In particular, Western Sydney University is listed in the world’s top 100 universities under the age of 50 in the influential Times Higher Education rankings. Overall, the University is also ranked in the top 3% of Universities in the world.

Today, Western Sydney University is one of the Australia’s largest universities with over 44,000 students. The University is also one of the country’s most important universities, as a leader in Australia’s most dynamic economic and culturally diverse regions, Western Sydney.

Teaching excellence, Student-centred learning

Western Sydney University has a reputation for teaching and learning excellence.

The University continues to adopt new teaching methods opening up the curriculum to technology-infused learning. The University ensures the curriculum is relevant through partnerships with industry, business and government, and most importantly, its students through innovative co-created learning.

In recent years, Western Sydney University academics have been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year for two consecutive years, with Professors Roy Tasker and James Arvanitakis.

With a global mindset Western Sydney University unlocks the unlimited potential of its students as future leaders and change makers.

Internationally recognised research

Western Sydney University’s research has been ranked as some of the best in Australia, with over 80% of the University’s assessed research performing “at world standard” or “above world standard” in the Excellence in Research for Australia program.

We invest in our research program to deliver outcomes that delivers global impact and makes significant contributions to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of our communities.

Industry experience while you study

Western Sydney University successfully partners with a range of global businesses to provide our students with unique work integrated learning opportunities. These partners include PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte and many more.

Partnerships like these empower the University’s internship program to provide students with hundreds of placement opportunities each year where they can apply their learning and determination in the real world.

Key statistics

  • 30,734
    Number of Students
  • 28.6
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 13%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 57 : 43
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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