University Of New South Wales
Welcome to the University of New South Wales, one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take great pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength, vitality and currency both from our research activities and from our international nature.UNSW has an extraordinarily strong regional and global engagement and commitment. In 2007, UNSW Asia will become operational - Singapore’s first private foreign university and the first wholly owned and operated research and teaching campus to be established overseas by any Australian university. For more information please visit the UNSW Asia website. 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 continually challenged and inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. I encourage you to explore the UNSW website so you can find out more about what we do.
?VisionOur vision is to be Australias leading international research university with a reputation for excellence in scholarship, learning and the student experience.PurposeTo excel in research as a contribution to a productive and sustainable economy, the prosperity of our nation, the health and well-being of its people, and the protection of our environment.To advance human knowledge through our research, teaching, and scholarship and our engagement with the community.To contribute to the development, the well-being and stability of our region of South-East Asia through scholarship, collaboration, consultation, training and exchange.To enable all our students to have an outstanding learning experience to ensure they reach their full potential and assure the quality of their contribution to our society as citizens, employees and future leaders. To be a dynamic point of contact for the life-long learning and social engagement of our alumni. ?The UniversityThe University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading teaching and research universities in Australia renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto Scientia Manu et Mente (Knowledge by Hand and Mind) encapsulates the Universitys central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.The University also enjoys the reputation of Australia’s leading international university with over 200 sister university partnerships around the world, amongst many other international activities. UNSW has developed strong research relationships and student exchange programs with these international partners.
?UNSW has approximately 40,000 students including over 7,500 international students, from over 130 different countries and an additional 1,900 international students in pre-University programs. The University offers over 900 undergraduate and postgraduate programs.UNSW is one of Australia’s leading research universities and is home to a number of internationally recognised research developments in the fields of quantum computing, photovoltaics, HIV/Aids research, interactive cinema and polymer chemistry. UNSWs expertise is regularly sought after by business and government, for the wide range of consultancy and training services offered.Located in Sydney, the University of New South Wales is situated near the business hub of Australia’s largest city, providing easy access to a wide range of academic, cultural and social activities, and less than 5km from some of the most famous beaches in the world. The 38 hectare Kensington site, the main UNSW campus, consists of state-of-the-art faculty and service facilities that combine to provide an ideal educational and communal environment for all students. Academic environment?UNSW has ten Faculties including Arts and Social Sciences, the Built Environment, Business, the College of Fine Arts, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, the Australian Graduate School of Management and University College at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. There are also more than 70 Schools offering more than 450 academic programs, five institutes under the UNSW umbrella and six teaching hospitals.UNSW is proud to be a foundation member of the Group of Eight leading research universities in Australia, and the prestigious Universitas 21 international consortium, which reflects its academic standing worldwide.?International focusUNSW attracts international students from more than 130 countries to the campus and maintains strong links with its international graduate community. UNSW has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia.New ideas are brought to the campus through international speakers and visiting academics, and UNSW encourages Australian students to undertake international exchange, taking advantage of exchange programs with more than 170 prestigious universities worldwide. This cross-cultural exchange is one of the most valuable lessons offered to students.?Program diversityUNSW offers considerable program diversity and breadth, increasing the opportunity for students to select the most relevant program for their needs. Students enjoy a balance of cutting-edge facilities and face-to-face teaching and are encouraged to take advantage of the cross-disciplinary studies.UNSW has been a market leader in the development of postgraduate coursework programs designed to meet the educational needs of employers and professionals.?The student experienceUNSW offers a modern, dynamic and innovative teaching and learning environment with extensive social and recreational facilities. The UNSW campus is a beautiful, architecturally sophisticated place, offering an enviable, cosmopolitan lifestyle for staff and students.Study and research facilities are comprehensive, with a widely-acclaimed Library network housing more than two and a half million volumes and extensive electronic resources. There is a vast array of student services and literally hundreds of sport and recreational clubs, and social, political and religious clubs and societies, a vibrant caf scene and an award-winning bookshop. ?UNSW has several support units to help students adjust to their new environment and make a smooth transition to university. The Learning Centre assists students in developing academic study skills and the Counselling Service is on hand to provide support to all students. For Indigenous students, UNSW offers support via the Nura Gili Indigenous ProgramsmyUNSW is the University of New South Wales web service for enrolled UNSW students. It brings together in one place improved online administrative services and a wide range of information that students can access every day.Once logged on to myUNSW students can enrol in classes, view their timetable, view their results and fee statements and find other information about basic procedures, regulations, rules and responsibilities that students need to know to ensure a successful, rewarding time at UNSW.
?Arc is the community centre of UNSW. It provides a vast array of services, products, programs and entertainment for students. Arc operates many of the cafes and meeting places on campus including the Roundhouse, the student entertainment centre on campus.
?AlumniUNSW has more than 170,000 graduates worldwide, many holding senior positions in industry, leading blue-chip companies and government. UNSW alumni include MP and musician Peter Garrett; industry leader Wal King, CEO of Leighton Holdings; Pat OShane, Australias first indigenous magistrate; international cricketers Geoff Lawson and Mark Taylor; Paula Dawson, holographic artist; George Miller, filmmaker; and the former New South Wales Premier, Bob Carr. The University values its ongoing relationship with its graduates and operates successful graduate networks both domestically and internationally.
Research?UNSW is one of Australias major research institutions, attracting top national competitive research grants. A commitment to research-led teaching and extensive international research links provide exceptional postgraduate opportunities. With cutting-edge research, UNSW has a strong reputation for commercial innovation.?UNSW is currently involved in 15 Cooperative Research Centres and a similar number of national research centres, together with some 50 internal research centres and several centres operated in conjunction with other Universities. UNSWs research strengths span all disciplines from biomedical research, information technology and materials engineering, through to economics, social policy, history and interactive cinema. As one of Australias leading research universities, UNSW has invested heavily in some of the key hi-tech disciplines of the future, including photovoltaics, quantum computing, photonics and telecommunications.UNSW’s Graduate Research School was established in October 2005. The School delivers the full range of services designed to support postgraduate research students from information on scholarships and career opportunities to thesis submission and graduation under one structure.Research partnerships with UNSW?UNSWs extensive network of faculties, schools and research centres create unique opportunities for conducting and supporting research, particularly in inter- and multi-disciplinary areas. The Universitys Research Services manages all aspects of the Universitys research grant administration and contract research.NewSouth Innovations (NSI), the University’s technology transfer company, provides top-class commercialisation services to researchers, industry, government and the professions. Much of the University’s research findings are protected through NewSouth Innovations, making UNSW one of the largest patenting organisations in Australia. UNSW is a Network Leader of the InnovationXchange.?Strong industry linksUNSW has built on its strengths in science and technology by developing a wide range of cooperative arrangements with industry and business via its Schools, Faculties and through NewSouth Innovations. With more than 180 industry sponsors, the innovative UNSW Co-op Program provides money and industry training to selected undergraduate students in the disciplines of science, commerce and engineering.