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Vice-Chancellor and 


Dr Michael Spence
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Campus locations

  • Camperdown/
  • Burren Street
  • Camden
  • Cumberland
  • Mallett Street
  • Rozelle
  • Surry Hills
  • Sydney
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Established in 1850 as Australia’s first university, today the University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching institutions, ranked in the top 50 universities in the world.

Our diverse community of more than 60,000 students and 6,400 academic staff share Australian innovation and research on the international stage.

We are one of the world’s top research universities, with 100% of our research ranked at world standard or above.

Our wide-ranging research strengths include English language and literature, philosophy, history, and the social sciences, clinical medicine, quantum mechanics, astrophysics and robotics.

Our investment in multidisciplinary research is unrivalled in Australia. Our strategy includes a focus on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, nanoscale science and technology, mental health and neurosciences, and China and Southeast Asia. Our strategy represents almost $1 billion of targeted investment in these areas alone.

Reimagining education

Our reimagined undergraduate curriculum provides more opportunities for students to choose the way they want to learn, gain hands-on experience, develop workplace-ready skills and shape their education to their interests and society’s newest challenges. We offer Australia’s broadest range of disciplines, and a global network of more than 280 exchange opportunities in 30 countries.

That’s one reason why we’re ranked number one in Australia and number four in the world for graduate employability, and our 320,000 alumni share our unique style of thinking in more than 170 countries. We also offer more than $100 million in scholarships, grants and other support every year.

A unique campus life

Voted number one for student experience in Australia, we’re home to a diverse range of students from more than 130 countries who enjoy access to more than 200 clubs and societies, sporting and performance facilities, museums, galleries and learning and studying spaces – not to mention one of the world’s most beautiful campuses.

In establishing the University of Sydney, our founders recognised the power of education to inspire positive change. It’s a principle that drives us today, encouraging our people to push conventions, shape change and improve lives.

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