UNSW Australia

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Welcome to UNSW Australia, one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature. UNSW has a strong regional and global engagement.

In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes.

UNSW is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world, renowned for the quality of its graduates and its world class research.

UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities, and of the prestigious international network Universitas 21. With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, it is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities and in the world's top 5 for international students.

After sixty five years of dynamic growth, the UNSW tradition is one of sustained innovation, a blend of scholarship and practical realism. Its tone is lively and informal, its atmosphere exciting and happy. It offers a selective range of Faculties, its initial emphasis on science and technology now sharing excellence with disciplines as various as Arts, Fine Arts, the Built Environment, Commerce, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, Management.

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The University is ranked 48th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings.

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Leader in education

UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia’s leading research intensive universities.

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Most employable

Voted one of the top performing universities in the Global Employability University Ranking.

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Research leaders

UNSW researchers won the highest amount of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding in Australia for 2015.

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Campus development

UNSW has invested $1.2b in student facilities.

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Five stars

In 2013, UNSW achieved the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating - one of only eight universities in the world to do so.

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Research excellence

The 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia Report recognised UNSW in the Excellence in Research for Australia Report as “above or well above” world starndard.

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Best MBA

The Australia Graduate School of Management MBA probram is recognised as one of the finest in the world by the Financial Times (UK) 2014 ranking of the top 100 global MBA programs.

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Leading innovator

IUNSW is recognised as the Australian university with the strongest links to insustry - in 2014 we received $10.5 million in Linkage Project grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the hightest level of funding in the country.

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More top entrepreneurs

UNSW has produced more technoloty entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other Australian university - research by CrunchBase (2013).

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Best CEOs

Research by Leading Company 2012 found that mor of Australia's top CEOs who lead ASX100 companies studies at UNSW than any other university.

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More millionaires

UNSW boasts the largest number of millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia according to research by Spear's Wealth Insight (2014).