UNSW Sydney


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.

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
9 2.30
Large-Scale Drivers and Seasonal Predictability of Extreme Wind Speeds Over the North Atlantic and Europe
Cold tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures during the late sixteenth-century North American megadrought
Characteristics of the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer Over the Southern Ocean in Response to the Synoptic Forcing
Identifying Sustained Drought Anomalies in Hydrological Records: A Wavelet Approach
Calibrating Climate Model Ensembles for Assessing Extremes in a Changing Climate
Stratospheric Injection of Brominated Very Short‐Lived Substances: Aircraft Observations in the Western Pacific and Representation in Global Models
Prospects and Caveats of Weighting Climate Models for Summer Maximum Temperature Projections Over North America
A Multiplicative Cascade Model for High-Resolution Space-Time Downscaling of Rainfall
Decoupling the Effects of Transport and Chemical Loss on Tropospheric Composition: A Model Study of Path-Dependent Lifetimes
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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