Founded in 1949 with its main focus on technology and the sciences, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) takes pride in making a real difference to society with ground-breaking research and expert teaching.
UNSW holds strong industry links with companies around the world, meaning that graduates are one step ahead of their peers when it comes to finding a career. In fact, UNSW boasts more millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia, and is ranked number one for employer reputation among Australia’s top employers.
World-renowned researchers at UNSW won the largest amount of Australian Research Council funding in 2014, receiving AUD68 million for new projects. The University is a founding member of the Group of Eight, which brings together Australia’s top research universities, and is part of the prestigious Universitas 21 network.
UNSW boasts eight different campuses. Most faculties are based in the main campus in Sydney, one of the most ‘liveable’ cities in the world.
There has also been a major AUD215 million redevelopment all around the University, improving various elements to make it the perfect learning environment for students. This includes a AUD58 million revamp of the Art and Design campus in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Paddington.
More than 50,000 students come from 128 countries, with over 13,000 of those coming to study from overseas, meaning international students have a real chance to create a home away from home at UNSW.
The University also holds an Educational Support Service which can help students with academic performance, health and wellbeing, finances and lots more.