UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities, ranked among the top 50 universities in the world1.
UNSW is known for producing innovative, pioneering research that has a global impact, attracting some of the most talented researchers and research students worldwide. Our partnerships with industry, international organisations, governments and other leading universities worldwide make us an attractive option for research investors.
Among many achievements, UNSW has pioneered the global development of solar energy technologies, helped to control devastating epidemics such as HIV, developed new therapies for depression and anxiety, and made previously unimaginable breakthroughs in quantum computing.
With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, UNSW is one of Australia’s most diverse and cosmopolitan universities.
UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research intensive universities, and a member of the prestigious Universitas 21 international network, Global Tech Alliance, Association of Pacific Rim Universities and Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise.
With King’s College London and Arizona State University Phoenix, UNSW Sydney is also a founding member of the PLuS Alliance, which creates, enables and deploys innovative research and education linkages to develop sustainable solutions to society’s global challenges. The PLuS Alliance provides cross-institutional programmes for students around the globe, establishes research connections across the universities, and contributes to a sustainable future by collaborating in the areas of global health, social justice, technology and innovation.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are UNSW Art & Design in the Sydney suburb of Paddington, and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
UNSW has eight faculties - Art and Design, Arts and Social Sciences, Built Environment, UNSW Business School, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and UNSW Canberra at ADFA; offering an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.
1 2017 QS World University Rankings
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1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) published between 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||115||32.93|
Highlight of the month
Sexy selfies fuelled by status anxiety
© Jonathan Knowles/Getty
Women who feel status anxiety in an uncertain economy are more likely to enhance their appearance to get ahead.
Economic inequality can inspire aggressive competition between men trying to assert themselves at the top. How women compete is less well understood, although studies have shown women spend more on their looks where income inequality is high.
Two researchers from the University of New South Wales used an online role play experiment to discover how social status affected women’s feelings of anxiety and how they dressed.
The duo assigned the women to virtual societies reflecting real-world economies and asked them to select an outfit for a night out in their virtual town. Women in economically unequal societies not only reported feeling more anxious about their status, but also chose more revealing clothes.
In times of economic distress, women may beautify themselves to attract a powerful, wealthy partner who can raise their social status and chances of survival.
- PNAS 116 , 25029–25033 (2019). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1909806116
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 31.95% Domestic
- 68.05% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (190 total)
- University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Macquarie University, Australia
University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (2030 total)
- University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
- Foreign institution
Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany
Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK)
Max Planck Society, Germany
National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA)
Tianjin University (TJU), China
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ARC Centre for Complex Systems (ACCS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems (CAS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics (KanGO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Australia
- Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), Australia
- Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), Australia
- Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), Australia
- Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research (CSHOR), Australia
- Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub (ESCC), Australia
- Ingham Institute, Australia
- Joint Remote Sensing Research Program (JRSRP), Australia
- Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab), Australia
- Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Australia
- National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Australia
- National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), Australia
- National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Australia
- National Environmental Science Programme (NESP), Australia
- National Imaging Facility (NIF), Australia
- Re-Inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt), United States of America (USA)
- St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research (AMR), Australia
- Stem Cells Australia, Australia
- Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), Australia
- UNSW-CWRU International Joint Laboratory, Australia
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