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 September 2018 - 31 August 2019
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of New South Wales (UNSW) published between 1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019 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 (FC)
Highlight of the month
Salt-loving symbionts of Antarctica
© John Bennet/FOAP/Getty
Some of Antarctica’s apparently independent saltwater microbes rely on others to grow.
Nanohaloarchaea are microscopic relatives of the salt-loving, single-celled haloarchaea. They are thought to be independent organisms despite their reduced genome size.
Now, a team that included researchers from the University of New South Wales has extracted two species of nanohaloarchaea from two salty Antarctic lakes and cultivated them in the lab alongside other microbes native to these icy waters.
The team found that the nanohaloarchaea needs cell−cell contact with Halorubrum lacusprofundi, a haloarchaea found in one of Antarctica’s coldest lakes, to grow. They probed their protein interactions to discover how the nanohaloarchaea nabbed nutrients from its host.
An ability to grow and study nanohaloarchaea in the lab could improve understanding of microbial relationships that may be important to environmental processes in Antarctica.
- PNAS 116, 14661–14670 (2019). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1905179116
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International vs. domestic collaboration by FC
- 34.63% Domestic
- 65.37% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (172 total)
- University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
- Domestic institution
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
Monash University, Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia
University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by FC (1681 total)
- University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
- Foreign institution
Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK)
Max Planck Society, Germany
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Soochow University, China
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA)
Tsinghua University, China
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), 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
- 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 Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital (SHSEH), Australia
- Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), Australia
- UNSW-CWRU International Joint Laboratory, Australia
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