UNSW Sydney

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2022
World Reputation Rankings 2021
High St, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia

About UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney is one of Australia’s leading universities – we’ve been at the forefront of innovation, research and teaching since 1949. We’re made strong by our diverse community, which includes more than 63,000 students from over 135 countries, world-leading academics, and globally successful alumni.

We’re committed to pioneering research and we believe in the power of hands-on experience, preparing our students to lead positive change and succeed in the workplaces of the future.

That’s why Australia’s top employers prefer graduates from UNSW over any other university.

Our global alumni network

Our alumni community is over 347,000 strong. Our graduates work not only work for global leaders like Google, Penguin, Ernst & Young, PayPal, Rio Tinto, HSBC, NASA and Oxfam, they also go on to found ground breaking start-ups. When you join UNSW, our network becomes your network.

Research for a better future

UNSW’s research community is one of the largest in Australia – it’s made up of people ready to take action and change the world. We are an acknowledged world leader in photovoltaics (solar energy), HIV/AIDS research and quantum computing, and we have an international reputation in many other fields.

The world is changing, and now, more than ever we need people committed to making a difference.


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Culture of innovation

We believe innovation is a way of thinking and that everyone has the potential to change things for the better.

UNSW’s Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC) is our innovation hub. It’s a space where students from all faculties can design, experiment and get hands-on experience. Through guidance from visionaries and corporate partners facilitated by the UNSW Innovations team, this is where our students turn their ideas into commercial reality.

Connected globally

We’re connected to over 200 partner universities in 39 countries. Our network creates a global learning environment and diverse on-campus community. We’re a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) in Australia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Universitas 21 (U21), and were the only Australian university selected to join the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech).

Explore rankings data for UNSW Sydney

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Key statistics

  • 40.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 48,077
    Number of FTE Students
  • 46 : 54
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 44%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings