Global ranking

UNSW ranks 43rd in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, 71st in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 94th in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Leader in education

UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities.

Research excellence

UNSW is Australia’s most comprehensive research-intensive university, with the most subjects ranked first in Australia in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018.

Academic reputation

UNSW ranked 37th in the world for academic reputation in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

Research strength

UNSW has a 7,000-strong research community.

Campus development

Since 2015, we have invested $250 million in research infrastructure.

Five Star

UNSW was awarded the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating in 2019 for teaching, research, employability, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness, specialist subject and innovation.

Best MBA

AGSM is in the top 100 global MBA programs of the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2018.

Leading innovation

We received $550m in research income and were #1 in ARC Linkage Industry grants in Australia in 2017.

More startup founders

UNSW is the #1 institution attended by Australian startup founders.

Top earners

UNSW has educated five of the top 25 young rich listers in Australia – BRW Young Rich List 2017.


UNSW is 24th in the world for employer reputation (QS graduate employability rankings)