UNSW Sydney is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation. We are one of the top 50 universities in the world, with more than 65,000 students and a research community of over 7000.
Research for public good
Since our foundation in 1949, our aim has been to improve and transform lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.
At UNSW, we strive to honour our motto – Knowledge through heart, hand and mind. Pioneering research and sustained innovation are addressing some of the critical issues of today, from climate change and renewable energies, RNA research and lifesaving medical treatments through to informing policy and expert commentary in human rights, the constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians and public health.
A solid global profile
We continue to climb the global rankings: UNSW ranks 43rd in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, 70th in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 65th in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Robust international networks
We are proud of our national and international networks, which support our belief that strength through collaboration will enable society to solve its greatest challenges. UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, and the prestigious Universitas21 international association.
The main UNSW campus is on 38-hectares at Kensington, seven kilometres from the Sydney CBD. Other major campuses are the Art & Design campus in Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.