Generating new discoveries, innovations, and partnerships in the name of progress.

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Our diverse research community is passionate about tackling complex 21st century challenges. Learn about our programs and initiatives for generating critical breakthroughs, shedding light on social and cultural imperatives, and setting the path for future discoveries. 

  • Australia’s leader in research quality and impact
  • Ranked 70th globally in Times Higher Education
    World University Rankings.
  • Top 50 worldwide ARTU Rankings 2021
“Our results solidify UNSW’s position among the world’s most comprehensive research-intensive institutions – a foundation from which our researchers respond to humanity’s largest social and economic challenges.”

Professor Nicholas Fisk AM
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise

Innovation & impact

We are proud of our reputation for high-impact innovation. Our students, academics and alumni are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact on the world.

UNSW Scientia Program 

The UNSW Scientia Program aims to attract and retain exceptional research leaders and mentors. The program will enhance UNSW research performance through collaboration and interdisciplinary co-operation. Meet our Scientia academics. 

Centres and institutes 

Our diverse and exceptional network of institutes and centres are behind some of our most innovative discoveries and collaborations.