The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, has an international reputation for outstanding and research excellence. Top-level academics and students come here from around the world to research and study across the broadest range of disciplines in Australia, from the most theoretical to the most applied. We are committed to finding the best in people of potential from all social backgrounds. Sydney plays a major role in the local, national and international communities. In fact the University has an impact on the lives of those who never enter its classrooms or laboratories as academics or students. Its award-winning researchers are leaders in addressing issues that impact everyone in areas such as public health and environmental sustainability. The University contributes to Australia’s artistic life through its museums and cultural institutions and produces some of Australia’s top sportspeople.
Sydney is ranked among the world’s top 40 universities (UK Times Higher Education Supplement, October 2008), with its humanities teaching and research ranked in the top 20.