The University of New South Wales (UNSW), also known as UNSW Sydney, is a public research university based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the founding members of Group of Eight (Go8), a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities.
Established in 1949, UNSW is a research university, ranked 44th in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and 67th in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is one of the members of Universitas 21, a global network of research universities. It has international exchange and research partnerships with over 200 universities around the world.
The university comprises seven faculties, through which it offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The main campus is in the Sydney suburb of Kensington, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from the Sydney central business district (CBD). The creative arts faculty, UNSW Art & Design, is located in Paddington, and subcampuses are located in the Sydney CBD as well as several other suburbs, including Randwick and Coogee. Research stations are located throughout the state of New South Wales.
UNSW Sydney is a world-leading teaching and research powerhouse recognised by employers and organisations around the globe. UNSW is dedicated to shaping forward-thinking graduates who make a positive impact in the world. UNSW ensures students receive a truly hands-on and career-focused education to uncover their full potential. Students discover and grow their strengths through life-changing experiences and inspirational mentoring from world-renowned academics.
UNSW graduates are among the most employable in the world. Through UNSW’s strong connections with industry worldwide, students gain key skills and experience and learn from internationally renowned academics and expert practitioners. UNSW graduates have the 3rd highest rate of graduate full-time employment and highest salaries of Sydney-based and Go8 universities. UNSW has the highest number of students in Australia’s top 100 future leaders and four of its graduates are in Australia’s top five young rich list. UNSW graduates work with highly reputed employers and global organisations, such as NASA, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Google, Unilever, HSBC, Slater & Gordon, UNESCO, Rio Tinto, and Oxfam.
UNSW is ranked number one in Australia for research quality and impact. UNSW is a world leader in research and has been a pioneer of interdisciplinary research in key fields, such as inequality and climate change. UNSW is at the forefront of key developments such as solar power, quantum computing, and the University’s globally-renown academics have been at the frontline in Australia’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The school is home to more than 60,000 students from over 130 countries and an alumni community of 300,000 that spans the world. The notable alumni of the university include Scott Morrison (30th Prime Minister of Australia), Rebel Wilson (Actress, Writer, Director), Usman Khawaja (Cricketer), Pranav Mohanlal (Indian actor recognized for his work in Malayalam films), Jacqueline McKenzie (Prominent Australian film, stage and television actress), etc.