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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 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

Region: Global
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 November 2017 - 31 October 2018 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.

AC FC
380 118.38

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Chemistry 103 44.70
Earth & Environmental Sciences 92 31.06
4 0.75
1 0.50
16 4.88
3 2.13
2 0.29
16 6.84
The Neodymium Isotope Fingerprint of Adélie Coast Bottom Water
2018-10-28
0.01
Revisiting Pan Evaporation Trends in Australia a Decade on
2018-10-10
0.77
Evaluating the Contribution of Land‐Atmosphere Coupling to Heat Extremes in CMIP5 Models
2018-09-16
0.90
The Effect of Air-Sea Flux Products, Shortwave Radiation Depth Penetration, and Albedo on the Upper Ocean Overturning Circulation
2018-09-16
0.50
Intensification of the Daily Wet Day Rainfall Distribution Across Australia
2018-08-28
1
A Metric for Rainfall Asymmetry in Recurving Tropical Cyclones
2018-07-16
1
Future Changes in Extreme El Niño Events Modulated by North Tropical Atlantic Variability
2018-07-16
0.03
The Kinematic Similarity of Two Western Boundary Currents Revealed by Sustained High-Resolution Observations
2018-06-28
0.38
Control of ITCZ Width by Low-Level Radiative Heating From Upper-Level Clouds in Aquaplanet Simulations
2018-06-13
0.83
Episodic Southern Ocean Heat Loss and Its Mixed Layer Impacts Revealed by the Farthest South Multiyear Surface Flux Mooring
2018-05-28
0.07
Can Regional Climate Modeling Capture the Observed Changes in Spatial Organization of Extreme Storms at Higher Temperatures?
2018-05-16
0.90
The Impact of Parameterized Convection on Climatological Precipitation in Atmospheric Global Climate Models
2018-04-28
0.20
Attribution of Anthropogenic Influence on Atmospheric Patterns Conducive to Recent Most Severe Haze Over Eastern China
2018-02-23
0.02
Change in Dense Shelf Water and Adélie Land Bottom Water Precipitated by Iceberg Calving
2018-01-30
0.05
Definition of Extreme El Niño and Its Impact on Projected Increase in Extreme El Niño Frequency
2017-11-11
0.16
Regional Changes in Icescape Impact Shelf Circulation and Basal Melting
2017-11-02
0.01
9 2.30
2 1.20
2 0.79
4 0.26
8 1.07
1 0.09
1 0.06
2 0.12
1 0.13
20 9.66
Physical Sciences 110 28.88
Life Sciences 119 25.74

Highlight of the month

Getting a leg up in biodiversity

© Anup Shah/DigitalVision/Getty

© Anup Shah/DigitalVision/Getty

The greater degree of biodiversity found on land compared to the oceans may be a function of how organisms in those environments get around.

An Australian team, including researchers from the University of New South Wales, collected published information on the locomotion mode and genetic diversity of 1,150 vertebrate species, including birds, fish, mammals and reptiles.

They found that species that walked tended to have higher levels of genetic differentiation — genetic differences between geographically separate populations — compared to species that swam or flew. The discovery could explain why around 80 per cent of all living species are found on land, which accounts for only 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface.

Researchers suggested that vertebrate species that walk don’t travel as far or as fast as those that swim or fly, so genetic differentiation occurs over much shorter geographic distances, and therefore more frequently. 

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  1. Ecology Letters 21, 638–645 (2018). doi: 10.1111/ele.12930

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 32.93% Domestic
  • 67.07% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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