The University of Sydney was the first university to be established in Australia. Over its 150 years, the University has attained an international reputation for outstanding teaching, as a centre of research excellence and as an active and engaged community leader.
The University figures prominently in global rankings. The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) ranks it in the top 31 in the world, and it is one of only two Australian universities in Newsweek’s list of Top 50 global universities.
Sydney conducts cutting-edge research across the broadest range of disciplines of any Australian university and regularly wins more government funding for research than other Australian universities. Its graduates are seen as future leaders, both in Australia and internationally. In recent decades, the University has been proud to welcome young scholars from the Asia-Pacific region and has a strong commitment to providing a full and enriching student experience for each one. As well as being academic leaders, our students excel in sport, drama, debating, music and much more, becoming well-rounded graduates prepared for the most challenging professions.