University description (as per official university website)
Wide opportunities for all
University of Sydney students and researchers come from all over the world and all backgrounds to prepare for a life of challenge and change.
We are unique among Australia's leading universities in the breadth of disciplines we offer, providing wide opportunities for personal development and cross-disciplinary study that delivers unique insights and breakthroughs.
Teaching and research at Sydney's heart
Close to the heart of Australia's largest and most international city, our central campus has been transformed by the recent completion of state-of-the-art teaching, research and student support facilities.
Our researchers pursue cutting-edge breakthroughs, reaching across disciplinary barriers to find unique solutions to improve and transform our lives. Studying alongside these top researchers, and in some cases contributing to their research, exposes Sydney students to excellence – and challenges them to succeed as leaders in whatever career field they choose.
Student involvement and alumni engagement
Our students are intimately involved in University life, from social clubs to having a strong voice in University decision-making; this involvement sets us apart from our Australian peers, generating a unique on-campus buzz.
We constantly build on the innovations of our alumni, who include prime ministers, Nobel laureates, Oscar winners, business leaders, medical pioneers, artists, intellectuals and activists. They have all benefited from the University's determination to develop curious minds that are ready to embrace challenges and devour knowledge, to reveal new perspectives and find solutions.
We reach beyond our campuses to improve the lives of those who never enter our classrooms or laboratories as academics or students. Our award-winning researchers are leaders in addressing issues that impact everyone, from public health to environmental sustainability.
We contribute to Australia's community life through championship-winning sports teams and leading art and music performances.