The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is an Australian public university in Sydney. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the 27th most reputable university in the world.

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Address: NSW 2006, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9351 2222


The University of Sydney was founded in 1850. In March 2013, the university had more than 51000 students and 3300 staff. The University of Sydney is a place that makes things happen. It is a community not just of excellence, but of impact. The researchers, students, alumni and staff of the University of Sydney use the knowledge and skills they have gained at the University to change lives in Australia and around the world. The university binds the broad range of academic disciplines together as a single university community and shapes the overall university’s strategy.

The University of Sydney aims to strengthen the ability to enable the brightest researchers and the most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background, to thrive and realise their full potential to benefit both Australia and the wider world. The university has a range of strategic objectives, with particular focus on a small number of areas that reach across academic disciplines to deliver leadership and change in areas of national and international importance.