About us

Our science community is making a difference.

Female scientist at RNA Institute

Collaboration and impact is at the heart of UNSW Science

UNSW talks about the impact of science differently. We talk about it in the context of collaboration. Tangible real-world impact happens when partners work together to solve real-world problems. And UNSW Science has the expertise, experience and a track record to make that impact happen. With our students. With our alumni. With our donors. With our industry and government partners. With our communities across Australia and around the globe, we are making a difference, together.


Pact for impact

Explore how we connect with industry to better make, measure and tell the story of our collective impact. Join us - let's make a difference, together.

Faculty Leadership Team

Contact information for the Dean, Deputy and Associate Deans who make up the UNSW Science leadership team, as well as details on staff working in relevant departments.

Find an academic

Use our handy search tool to find the right person to contact among our 800+ academic staff. You can search via keywords or roles.

Our schools

Our eight schools are home to world-leading academics and globally recognised research centres and institutes such as the Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology and the newly established UNSW RNA Institute. They continue to gain wide recognition for outstanding education and research outcomes.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Through the UNSW Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group, we reduce barriers which impede equity, diversity and inclusion via initiatives that benefit both staff and students.


The Science Sustainability Working Group (SSWG) organise projects on campus in accordance with the aims of the UNSW Environmental Sustainability Plan and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSWG frame their goals within three target areas: 1) Campus and Climate, 2) Education and 3) Research.

Advisory Council

The UNSW Science Advisory Council, made up of leaders from government, public service and industry, lend their energy, expertise and influence to pursue our vision to be a world-leading faculty.

Research Capabilities

How can we help you? Connect with prospective partners in research, professional development and mentoring entrepreneurship. UNSW drives collaboration across disciplines and sectors which is vital in addressing at scale the challenges we now face as a society. Explore our expertise, facilities and equipment to help solve your challenges. Get in touch to discuss your project by email. 

Join the best

When you join UNSW Science, you become part of one of the best-ranked faculties across the globe. Our eight schools, 300 academic staff and more than 250 research fellows support an inclusive and diverse environment of domestic and international students. UNSW Science has its research in chemistry and the physical sciences recognised as #1 in Australia by Nature Index 2021, its psychology and atmospheric sciences #1 from the Shanghai Rankings 2021, and materials science #1 from the QS World Rankings.

UNSW is connected to more than 200 partner universities in 39 countries and was the only Australian university selected to join the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech). According to the Top 100 Graduate Employers and Future Leaders Awards, Australia’s top employers prefer graduates from UNSW over any other university.

Contact us

Details on how to contact us for student enquiries, industry partnerships and media requests, or to visit our office on-campus in Kensington.