Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of New South Wales
English Name: The University of New South Wales
Region: Oceania
Country/Region: Australia
Found Year: 1949
Address: High St

UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949, we are home to more than 60,000 students from over 130 countries and an alumni community of 300,000 that spans the world.


UNSW is committed to pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success. We are empowering our students to discover opportunities that will shape their future with our world-class undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. We also offer Australia's most comprehensive university entrepreneurship program.


Educational excellence

UNSW is equal first on the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) subject rankings, appearing in 52 out of 54 research disciplines. Our commitment to be a leading learning and teaching university is supported by innovative courses and teaching strategies as well as state-of-the-art facilities and technology.


Research quality

UNSW’s research community is more than 8000 strong. Our researchers, centres and institutes have extensive international research collaborations and partnerships. We lead the world in solar power, sustainable materials and quantum computing and are internationally renowned in many other fields. Our research informs policy and expert commentary on key issues facing society, ranging from human rights and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians to public health and population ageing.


Innovation and engagement

We’re focused on building a creative and resourceful generation of forward-thinking, wealth-creating, environmentally conscious and socially engaged individuals. The University has a proud tradition of sustained innovation, focusing on areas critical to our future – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies.


Globally connected

We are connected to more than 200 partner universities in 39 countries. UNSW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) in Australia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Universitas 21 (U21), and the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech) where we were the only Australian university selected to join. This network contributes to a steady flow of students, researchers and academics on campus, creating a truly global learning environment.


Our campuses

UNSW's main campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Our other campuses are UNSW Art & Design (Paddington) and UNSW Canberra at ADFA (Australian Defence Force Academy).

















Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
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