Learn about UNSW as an organisation, including our colourful history, our beautiful campuses, our 2025 strategy, and governance.
UNSW’s strategic priorities actively address the challenges we face today - from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. We aim to make an impact on people’s lives around the world.
In 2020, UNSW evolved its motto to “Scientia corde mente et manu” - Knowledge by Heart, Mind and Hand. This is more than just a slogan of renewed values and aspirations. It captures the fact that we serve higher purpose, and are committed to serving society through knowledge sharing and new discovery.
Founded in 1949, UNSW's history contains many Australia firsts. Learn more about our foundations, the trailblazers, and historic achievements that have shaped the University we are today.
UNSW’s 2025 Strategy provides the framework for UNSW to further our contribution to advancing a just society through academic excellence, social justice and global engagement.
Our mission is underpinned by strong and effective governance. Learn more about UNSW's senior leaders and governing bodies.
Keep up to date on our goals and achievements. You can view our latest Annual Reports, sustainability programs, and UNSW’s broader economic impact.
Explore our metropolitan and regional campuses and discover what makes UNSW unique and vibrant.