Respect & diversity

UNSW students, faculties and staff value and uphold a respectful, inclusive and diverse University environment.

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As a global university, UNSW develops and celebrates global citizens who can collaborate with others from all backgrounds, experiences and disciplines. 

“Our success will have been built upon embracing the diversity and cultural richness of our communities and ensuring that our staff and students can achieve their full potential regardless of background.” 

UNSW 2025 Strategy

We can teach, learn and innovate better in communities where ideas are challenged by differing perspectives. These divergent experiences are crucial to fostering a vibrant, intellectual and thriving community.

Australia's global university
UNSW is a vibrant, multicultural campus with students and staff from over 120 different nationalities. We believe our cultural diversity is one of our main strengths, as it exposes us to alternative perspectives and experiences in our working, learning and research environments.
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Equity, diversity & inclusion
Advancing social equity and inclusion are core pillars of our values at UNSW. Learn about how we are championing the rights and wellbeing of all members of the University community, and society at large.
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Our culture
UNSW students, faculty and staff live active, engaged lives, learning together and making an impact within a diverse and supportive community. Come and join us!

Indigenous education & research

From partnering with the community to spearhead the Uluru Statement, to our Indigenous Programs Centre at the heart of campus, UNSW’s holistic approach to Indigenous education, research, engagement and advocacy strives to create a university environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples thrive and are empowered.
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Student safety & wellbeing

The UNSW Human Rights Institute spearheaded a national framework for strengthening Australian university responses to gendered violence, sexual assault, and harassment. The associated report made 18 recommendations, all of which have been implemented at UNSW.
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