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The University of Sydney

Camperdown, Australia

Public -1850


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History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of Sydney was established in 1850 in Sydney, Australia as a public institution of higher education after the University of Sydney Act was passed on September 24, 1850, and the Governor Sir Charles Fitzroy signed it on October 1, 1850. The institution was established two years later, on October 11, 1852, in the Big Schoolroom of what is now Sydney Grammar School. The University was created on two fundamental principles: religious tolerance and academic merit-based admissions. The first premise guaranteed that students would be admitted regardless of their religious beliefs. The second is that students were admitted to university after completing an academic exam. USYD has a vast history covering many aspects of intellectual, scientific and socio-political life in Australia. The university is associated with Group of Eight, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of MBAs (AMBA) and many more. The university ranks at #41 in the QS World University Rankings for 2023. As per THE World University Rankings 2022, the University of Sydney ranks at joint #58. Furthermore, US News and World Report ranks the University of Sydney at #2 in Best Universities in Australia and #36 in Best Global Universities.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University’s main and the biggest campus at Camperdown/Darlington spans 72 hectares of state-of-the-art teaching and learning technology, including 6 libraries, art galleries, historical museums, perfectly manicured lawns and the faculties and School of Architecture, Design and Planning, Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health and Science. Besides this, it has 7 other campuses at Camden Campus, Mallett Street Campus, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney Medical School Campuses and Teaching Hospitals, Surry Hills Campus, 133 Castlereagh Street, CBD, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Westmead and One Tree Island Research Station. The University of Sydney provides Undergraduate, Graduate and research learning opportunities that explore subject areas including, Architecture, Health Science, Economics, Sciences, Business Management and Environment Studies.  A number of undergraduate degrees at USYD allow combining interests with more than 100 study areas from a shared pool of majors and minors. It offers a variety of programs and courses to international students, making it the perfect place to learn and grow. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

In the 170 years since its establishment, the University of Sydney has become a progressive and modern institution which fall in the top 50 of world's best universities and is the #1 university in Australia for Graduate Employability. The University aided in the inspiration of 140 Olympians and Paralympians who compete in front of millions of supporters in stadiums all over the world. It is also known to be the first University to admit women to Olympic Games medals. Furthermore, USYD's Charles Perkins Centre, a cross-disciplinary research and teaching centre opened its doors in 2014 with the goal of finding life-changing answers to global health issues such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and associated illnesses. Alumni of the University of Sydney have inspired, led, entertained, inspired, and improved society for more than 150 years. USYD has been named as one of the finest universities in the world for its numerous advantages and professional development programs, as well as its substantial research facilities and workspace. It represents a huge gloabl network of over 380,000 alumni who live and work in over 170 countries worldwide. Gough Whitlam and pioneer heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang are among the notable alumni, but there are also people who improve lives and contribute to change outside of the spotlight. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

USYD welcomes international students from more than 130 countries. It has 250+ international exchange partners, making it the largest student mobility program in Australia. There are a total of 250+ clubs and societies to enrich the student experience. With a diverse community of students, made up of more than 32 cultural groups and 130 nationalities, one will be able to make friends from all around the world. There are also numerous facilities, programs and events to keep you healthy and active during your time at university. The majority of degrees offer embedded or elective placements and internships that range in duration from two weeks to a full year. Each hands-on program is developed specific to the area of study and will enhance the employability of the student. The USYD is Australia's leading university for graduate employability, ranked 1st in Australia for the past 5 years, and 4th in the world. The rankings reflect their dedication to preparing students to enter the workforce.

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