Western Sydney University is a modern, student-focused, research-led university, located in Australia’s fastest growing and most economically significant region – Greater Western Sydney – and deeply embedded in the communities we serve.
With 10 teaching campuses, Western Sydney University has grown to more than 48,000 students, 7,000 staff and a cohort, both locally and globally, of almost 200,000 alumni.
Ranked in all major global university rankings systems, we are in the top two per cent of universities worldwide according to the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. We are also ranked 11th globally in the THE Impact Rankings, including first in the world for gender equality.
Western Sydney University is a research leader, with more than 85 per cent of our research rated at ‘World standard or above’ according to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation.
Future focused teaching and learning
Western Sydney University is dedicated to ensuring our students – 65 per cent of whom are the first in their family to attend university – enjoy the best and most dynamic learning experience possible.
We put students at the heart of everything we do – from our digital textbook initiative, to our innovative 21C Curriculum Project, which brings students, staff, and external partners together to co-create courses that address the future of work and prepare students for employment success in the 21st century. We are proud that employers rate our graduates the highest of any university in NSW (QILT employer satisfaction survey 2016 – 2018).
Our Western Growth strategy is reshaping the university’s campus network and co-creating cities and transformative educational infrastructure across the region in partnership with industry, government and higher education providers.
The university has launched two new world-class, technology-enabled vertical campuses in the heart of key growth centres in Western Sydney – Parramatta and Liverpool – and in 2022 we will open our third high-rise campus in Bankstown city.
These new campuses offer technology-rich learning, teaching and research spaces for our students and staff, promote collaboration with industry and business, and embed the university in the economic and civic life of the Western Sydney region.