In just six decades, UNSW has become one of Australia's top research-intensive universities and is ranked among the top 50 in the world.

The latest issue of Uniken commemorates the 60th anniversary of the University and its extraordinary achievements.

Jessica Ngo and Dr Keith Bowling span the generations of students who have called UNSW home.

They have more in common than you might think - both are from one of the University's founding faculties, Engineering, and both have their eyes on renewable energy as the way ahead.

Bowling has a long association with the University, stretching back to a conversion course he did at Kensington in 1950. He now chairs UNSW's Pioneers' Group, which brings together graduates of more than 30 years.

Read the full story on page 20 of the July/August issue.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer said in 60 short years, UNSW has a record of outstanding achievement.

"Our achievements have been built through engagement with business and industry, on a strong tradition of social justice.

"We have developed defined strengths in professional and scientific fields, focusing on contemporary and social issues," Professor Hilmer said.