The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a research-focused university based in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The university is a member of the “Group of Eight” coalition of leading Australian universities, and is also a founding member of Universitas 21, an international network of leading research-intensive universities.
Despite its relatively short history, founded in 1949, UNSW is recognised as one of Australia’s leading teaching and research institutions, and has developed a strong reputation in a number of fields. Graduates from the university are held in high regard by employers and receive some of the highest starting salaries in comparison to other universities in Australia. As a result, greater than half of New South Wales’ top HSC students each year consistently make UNSW their first preference, more than all other universities in the state combined.
UNSW currently has more than 50,000 students studying in 600 undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs from over 120 countries. Over 5,000 full-time staff work in its 76 schools, 69 research centres, six institutes, four teaching hospitals, eight residential colleges and many administrative departments.
Aside from the main campus in Kensington, UNSW has other campuses located throughout Sydney, including the College of Fine Arts campus in Paddington. In addition, the affiliated Australian Defence Force Academy is situated in Canberra.
In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge UNSW is 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 has eight Faculties – Arts and Social Sciences, Built Environment, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, The Australian School of Business and The College of Fine Arts – which offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.
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