About us

Since our foundation in 1949, UNSW Sydney has made an ongoing commitment to improve and transform lives in Australia and globally.

Students and family celebrate graduation.

The essence of UNSW Sydney is not found in our impressive facilities or beautiful grounds. It is found in our students, our staff, our alumni and our generous donors. Our collective difference reflects the unique perspectives of our people, place and purpose as we play our part in the creation of a just society.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor & President

Meet UNSW’s 10th Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Attila Brungs. Professor Brungs’ inclusive leadership style and commitment to students, to innovation and to partnerships with community and industry, will carry us forward to make a significant and positive impact for Australia and the world.

Our new Motto–Scientia Corde Manu et Mente

Our guiding motto, Scientia Corde Manu et Mente–Knowledge by Heart, Hand and Mind–embodies our commitment to embrace diversity of thought, integrity, innovation, and our deep connections with the community. 

  • One of Australia's
    leading research and teaching universities
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  • 2nd in Australia
    for ARC funding 2021