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The University of Sydney

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The University of Sydney was founded on the principle of giving everyone the opportunity to realise their potential through education and still holds that belief just as strongly today.

Currently ranked 4th in the world, and 1st in Australia, for graduate employability*, the University of Sydney is also consistently placed among the top 50 universities in the world**.

With a reimagined undergraduate curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, world-class teaching and learning and a vibrant campus life, it is a place where students can attain widely recognised and respected qualifications.

The University offers Australia’s broadest range of disciplines and its research focuses on finding solutions to society’s biggest challenges. With more than 400 areas of study to choose from, students have the flexibility to follow their interests, broaden their skills, and pursue internship and global exchange opportunities.

Outside the classroom, students can make lifelong friends and connections, with more than 200 student-run clubs and societies bringing the campus to life. The University of Sydney community – which covers the world – includes more than 50,000 students, 3400 academic staff, and 320,000 alumni.

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Investing in the future

The University has invested more than $1.5 billion in multidisciplinary initiatives in the last decade, to enable academic staff to improve the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

Research is driven by the big picture. From combating the world’s deadliest diseases to inventing tiny devices that make a super-sized difference to computing, the University of Sydney excels in innovative collaboration.

Supported by more than 90 research centres, researchers are finding solutions to the world’s greatest challenges – and many others – by changing the way they look at them. Find out more at sydney.edu.au/research-impact

* QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020
** QS World University Rankings, 2020

The University of Sydney offer the widest range of academic programs of any university in Australia.

The teachers, researchers and leading thinkers are paving the way for solutions to complex global issues impacting upon our health, environment, technology and culture.

Across our faculties, we have research teams working on creating cleaner fuels, faster internet, treatment for chronic illness, and more sustainable ways of living.

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The University of Sydney draws students not only from all over Australia, but from all over the world, so not only are students learning their coursework, but more importantly, they are learning from each other. Every student has something to offer the community, and everybody’s path is unique.

Student experience at the University of Sydney has consistently been ranked among the best in Australia. Striving to ensure that students have every opportunity to live up to their potential from day one, graduates of the University go on to be leaders in their chosen fields.

The University of Sydney Union (USU) run more than 200 clubs and societies, including 26 cultural groups. You can meet a variety of people, team up and make new friends, share your ideas and learn new skills through performances, sports and leadership opportunities.

The USU also run the Clubs and Societies Program, which has more than 200 campus clubs – from calligraphy to photography, Pokemon to handball, there's something for everyone.

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness
offers a huge range of facilities, programs and events to keep you healthy and active. You can get involved in athletics, swimming, tennis, golf, hockey, soccer, rugby union, rowing, scuba diving, skiing and more.

The University’s facilities are also home to performance spaces, museums, on-campus bars, cafes and even a heritage-listed graffiti tunnel.

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The Careers Centre will offer Career advice and thousands of student jobs their database. Right from your first year at university, you have access to an abundance of career counselling services and resources to help put you in the best career position by the end of your degree.

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University Highlights

The University of Sydney is one of the top Public universities in Sydney, Australia. It is ranked #40 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 47,675


International students - 27,688


Total faculty staff - 3,648


Total students - 47,675


International students - 27,688


Total faculty staff - 3,648



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