About us

Since our foundation in 1949, UNSW Sydney has made an ongoing commitment to improve and transform lives in Australia and globally.

graduate at unsw throwing graduate hat in the air

The essence of UNSW Sydney is not found in our impressive facilities or beautiful grounds. It is found in our students, our staff, our alumni and our generous donors. Our collective difference reflects the unique perspectives of our people, place and purpose as we play our part in the creation of a just society.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor & President

Meet UNSW’s 10th Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Attila Brungs. Professor Brungs’ inclusive leadership style and commitment to students, to innovation and to partnerships with community and industry, will carry us forward to make a significant and positive impact for Australia and the world.

Scientia Corde Manu et Mente

Our guiding motto, Scientia Corde Manu et Mente–Knowledge by Heart, Hand and Mind–embodies our commitment to embrace diversity of thought, integrity, innovation, and our deep connections with the community. 

The world faces monumental challenges. It always has. But if you look around, progress is everywhere. People are coming together, imagining a better future. From public health to climate science and sustainable cities to human rights, the progress we make together can improve people's lives worldwide.

Progress for all.

Top 20 Worldwide
QS World University Rankings, 2024
Leading Innovation
#1 Australian uni attended by startup founders
27th Employer Reputation
QS World Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020


Our story

Get to know our story. Discover information about our history, our campuses, governance, and our strategic goals for the future.

Our impact

UNSW’s 2025 Strategy (S25) positions the university as a global leader in change and innovation. Explore how our innovations and discoveries translate into real-world outcomes.


We connect, create and share expertise through our collaboration with students, staff, alumni, industry representatives, organisations, governments and other leading universities.

Our campuses

From the heart of Sydney to our regional areas, you'll find a campus that meets your study needs, lifestyle and location.


UNSW is driven by the pursuit of excellence in research and education. Find out about our extraordinary academic and professional staff, our world-class research and our global reputation for improvin