Global ranking

UNSW ranks 45th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings and 85th in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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, one of only two in the world to be ranked in 50 subject areas in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

Academic reputation

We ranked 36th in the world for academic reputation in the 2018 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 the first to be awarded the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating and in 2018 we received it for teaching, research, employability, facilities and innovation.

Best MBA

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

Leading innovation

UNSW is recognised as the Australian university with the strongest links to industry, and in 2017 we received $56.2 million in Australia Research Council (ARC) funding.

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.


We ranked 36th in the world for employability in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.