The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, UNSW is a destination of choice for the best and brightest students from Australia and around the world.
Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has more than 44,000 students, including around 9,000 international students from more than 130 countries. The University has a strong regional and global focus. Its 200,000 alumni, many scattered throughout the world in influential positions, are a testament to UNSW's excellence in teaching and research.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington. Other campuses are the College of Fine Arts, Australian Defence Force Academy, and sub-campuses at Randwick and Coogee, as well as research stations around NSW.
The University has strong ties with industry and business and consistently performs at the top nationally in Australian Research Council Industry Linkage Grants. UNSW expertise is regularly sought after by business and government for a wide range of consultancy and training services.
UNSW is committed to an international focus, believing that it is critically important to be open to the world through education and research. As a founding member of Universitas 21, an international alliance of 21 leading universities in 14 countries, UNSW has access to a network for international collaboration, and exchange of expertise and experience.
UNSW is consistently recognised as a national leader in learning and teaching, demonstrating the link between research intensity and teaching excellence. In line with its aim of attracting students with the highest potential, the University has a number of programs in place to encourage greater participation in higher education with indigenous programs and outreach programs aimed at raising the educational aspirations of students from low socio-economic backgrounds.