Vice-Chancellor and Principal:
Dr Michael Spence
The University of Sydney is a leading, comprehensive research and teaching institution committed to the transformative power of education.
We attract the brightest researchers and most promising students to join our vibrant and diverse intellectual community of scholars who share the passion, commitment and ability to make a difference.
For 150 years we have been producing the next generation of thought leaders to create and lead for the benefit of Australia across many areas, from academia to business and social justice to culture.
We are unique among Australia's leading universities in the breadth of disciplines we offer, providing wide-ranging opportunities for personal development and crossdisciplinary study. Our courses reflect the latest thinking and knowledge.
We support our researchers to explore new frontiers of knowledge in areas of national and global importance, uniting the expertise of bright minds from many disciplines to find unique solutions that improve and transform our lives.
Studying alongside these top researchers, and in some cases contributing to their research, exposes University of Sydney students to excellence - and challenges them to succeed as leaders in whatever career they choose.
In our classrooms and beyond we value academic freedom, encouraging our teachers, researchers and students to pursue their own lines of enquiry and participate in active debate.
We invest strategically in cross-disciplinary projects of vital importance to improve the lives of those who never enter our classrooms or laboratories as academics or students.
Our award-winning researchers work closely with government and the corporate sector to solve real-world problems, contributing research, expertise and professional services across the spectrum of modern science, technology, humanities and the arts. Their partnerships address issues that impact everyone, in fields that span public health to environmental sustainability.
Located in the heart of Australia's largest and most diverse city, we have an extensive network of international partners and actively engage in the global exchange of ideas.
In creating the first tertiary education institution in Australia, our founders recognised the power of education to change society. With 2,000 academic staff and 50,000 students from more than 140 countries, that belief remains just as strong today.