Vice-Chancellor and President:
Professor Fred Hilmer AO
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the top 60 universities in the world, renowned for its pioneering research, industry links and high-quality graduates.
Established in Sydney in 1949 with a unique scientific and technological focus, UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities in Australia and the Universitas 21 international network.
UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has more than 50,000 students, including some 14,000 international students from 120 countries.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometers from Sydney's CBD. The green and contemporary campus provides more on-site accommodation than any other university in NSW. Other campuses are the College of Fine Arts in Paddington, UNSW Canberra and sites at Randwick and Coogee, as well as research stations across NSW.
UNSW offers a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs across the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences; Built Environment; Engineering; Law; Medicine; Science; the Australian School of Business; the College of Fine Arts and UNSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
The University attracts talented students from across Australia and around the world. UNSW graduates are top performers in starting salaries and employment rates.
Working closely with industry, UNSW's world-class research is focused on issues judged to be critical to the future, from climate change and renewable energies to life saving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies.
Key areas of strength are biomedical sciences; water, environment and sustainability; next generation materials and technologies; social policy, government and health policy; information and communications technology, robotics and devices; and business, law and economics.
Underpinning and emerging areas of strength are fundamental and enabling sciences; contemporary humanities and creative arts; and defence and security.
UNSW is an acknowledged world leader in photovoltaics, HIV/AIDS research and quantum computing. In the latest Excellence in Research Australia report, UNSW was one of only four universities to receive an average rating of "above world standard" in the 88 research fields assessed.
The University is home to a number of ARC, NHMRC and national centres of research excellence and is affiliated with many of Australia's outstanding research institutes.
Through strong regional and global engagement, UNSW has established links with more than 300 of the world's best institutions, including China's top universities - the C9 League. These relationships enrich teaching and research activities and provide an international platform for student mobility and academic engagement.