The University of Sydney


Established as Australia’s first university in 1850, today the University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching institutions.

The University of Sydney’s reputation for global leadership in research and education is reflected in its ranking in the world’s top 50 universities.

The university’s diverse community of more than 60,000 students and 6,400 academic staff come from more than 130 countries.

The University of Sydney is ranked 42 in the world in the 2015 Times Higher Education Global Employability University Rankings, based on responses of 2,200 recruiters and 2,400 managing directors of international companies across 21 countries.

The University of Sydney offers Australia’s broadest range of disciplines so its students can shape their education to their interests and society’s newest challenges. That’s why you’ll find its 300,000 alumni sharing the University’s style of thinking in more than 170 countries around the world.

The University’s investment in multidisciplinary research is unrivalled in Australia, and its strategy aims to harness its research strengths – including a unique breadth and depth of disciplinary expertise– to address some of the major global challenges of our time, including:

  • obesity
  • diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • nanoscale science and technology
  • mental health and neurosciences.

The University of Sydney was founded on the principle of providing people from any background with the opportunity to realise their potential through education.

The University was one of the first universities in the world to admit students solely on academic merit, and women on the same basis as men.

It’s a principle that drives The University of Sydney today, encouraging our people to push conventions, shape change and improve lives.

Contact: P: +61 2 8627 1444
Website: www.sydney.edu.au