As Australia’s first university, the University of Sydney has a proud history of global leadership in education and research, inspiring people from all backgrounds to contribute to positive real-world change. Our rankings reflect our sustained record of excellence and global reputation – regularly ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide.
We offer a range of disciplines – more than 400 areas of study – and our community includes more than 70,000 students, 8,000 permanent and fixed-term staff and over 380,000 alumni in more than 170 countries. We engage with partners across all industries and government to answer the biggest questions facing society, business and our communities worldwide.
Our undergraduate curriculum allows students to choose their way to learn, gain hands-on experience and be workplace-ready. Our postgraduate courses enable students to advance their careers, pursue a passion and gain a higher qualification.
We offer our students opportunities for enriched social interactions through more than 200 clubs and societies. Students benefit from access to sporting and performance facilities, museums, galleries and study spaces.
Research with impact
Our research is driven by a desire to make a positive impact. We find solutions to the world’s biggest problems by questioning assumptions and thinking differently.
Our researchers combine expertise from many disciplines. We’ve invested heavily in interdisciplinary research, in areas including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease; inequality; nanoscience; mental health and brain science, and deepening understanding of Southeast Asia and China. We’re a world-renowned research institution, with 100% of our research ranked at world standard or above by the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia report.