The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1850, it is Australia’s first university, and a member of the ‘Group of Eight’, Australia’s premier research intensive universities. It is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and amongst the top three in Australia. Our current enrolment of approximately 49,000 students (including almost 11,000 international students representing 130 nationalities), enjoy an academic experience of the highest quality.
The university is located in Sydney, Australia’s most dynamic, exciting and culturally diverse city. Heritage-listed, sandstone buildings stand side by side with ultra-modern sophisticated ones on the main campus, which is surrounded by green park lands. The university is also conveniently situated within close proximity to the city’s Central Business District and also to Sydney’s world-renowned, stunning ocean beaches.
Sydney's academic and teaching resources include Australia’s largest university library, and state-of-the-art technical, computing and research facilities. The university offers the widest range of research programs in Australia and are one of the top recipients of Australian government research funding. Sydney's alumni include many high profile graduates placed in prominent and influential positions in both the public and private sectors across the world.
University faculty is a mix of local and internationally recruited academics with extensive teaching, business and industry expertise. They bring years of knowledge gained from research in their respective fields into the classroom, providing students with a stimulating academic environment. Sydney has an exceptional staff/student ratio with smaller, more personal classes, allowing lecturers to cater to the students’ individual needs. The extra-curricular sporting and recreational amenities, clubs and societies available to students are second to none. Sydney's student support services have been rated as the best at any Australian university.
Since its inception, The University of Sydney has built an enviable reputation for quality, credibility and integrity, and is held in high esteem by its students, staff, alumni, business, industry and government. The university is committed to maximising the potential of everyone in the global community it serves, seeking to develop curious minds that embrace challenge and change. Sydney helps seek knowledge, reveal new perspectives and devise solutions. Over the past 160 years, the university has maintained a long and proud tradition of excellence in education, and is relentless in its efforts to provide a fertile environment where the brightest minds flourish.
University of Sydney offers the most comprehensive range of degrees, majors and individual subject choices of any university in Australia, taught in 16 Faculties across eight campuses. Areas of study include Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Architecture, Design and Planning, Arts, Social Sciences, Dentistry, Economics, Business, Education, Social Work, Engineering, Information Technologies, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Midwifery, Pharmacy, Science, Veterinary Science and Visual Arts.
The University is a key member of the Group of 8 (Australia’s major research-intensive universities). It is a member of the Academic Consortium 21, the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) global research alliance, and one of only two Australian members of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) – a group of prestigious universities with members from Asia, the United States and South America.
The central campus is five minutes from the center of the city and twenty minutes from stunning ocean beaches. Sydney is Australia’s most exciting city. The suburbs of Glebe and Newtown, next to the main campus, are centers of student life - full of trendy shops and cafes offering food of all types. The graceful historic buildings and spacious grass lawns and gardens create an atmosphere of tradition, serenity and elegance which students find inspirational.
The university is also AACSB accredited. AACSB International is an association of more than 1,100 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 70 countries, devoted to the advancement of higher education in management education. It is also the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs offering undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees worldwide (http://www.aacsb.edu/)