University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney

CRICOS Code 00098G

*Statistic info from Times Higher Education (THE)

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Welcome to UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has strong regional and global engagement.

In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes. UNSW’s public events include concert performances, open days and public forums on issues such as the environment, healthcare and global politics. We encourage you to explore the UNSW website so you can find out more about what we do.

Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom at UNSW

UNSW is committed to protection of academic freedom and freedom of speech (also described as intellectual freedom and freedom of inquiry) as essential to the proper conduct of teaching, research and scholarship within the University. This commitment is evident in the UNSW Act, the establishing document of the University, the UNSW Code of Conduct, the Student Code of Conduct and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, the proposed new Academic Enterprise Agreement, and an agreement, The Hefei Statement on the Ten Characteristics of Contemporary Research Universities, which UNSW has endorsed, as a member of the Group of Eight.

UNSW awarded five stars for employment outcomes

UNSW Sydney has been awarded the maximum five-star rating for ‘Getting a Job’ in the latest Good Universities Guide, the only Group of Eight university to do so this year.

The Guide found that more than 76% of UNSW undergraduates find full-time employment within four months of graduating – ahead of the national average of 69%.

UNSW was one of only two metropolitan-based universities (alongside Notre Dame) to achieve the five-star employment rating. Six regional universities also achieved the maximum score.

Reputation & Rankings

The latest QS World University Rankings have placed UNSW Sydney 43 in the world and fourth in Australia, up two places from last year’s ranking of 45.

At 43 in the world, UNSW is among the top 4% of universities in the rankings. UNSW has moved up nine places since 2013.

Reputation is a central piece of the ranking criteria, accounting for half of the total score. Based on the views of more than 139,000 employers and academics world-wide, UNSW ranked 28 globally in Employer reputation and 38 globally in Academic reputation.

The University also scored highly for its research quality and proportion of international students, jumping 12 spots in Citations per faculty (46 globally) and International students (48 globally).

It is the seventh year running UNSW has received a perfect score for the proportion of international faculty members.

UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs, said the ranking reflects UNSW’s strong reputation as Australia’s global university.

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Impact Ranking 2020


Young University Ranking 2019

International Student (%)