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

UNSW Sydney retains sole responsibility for content © 2017 UNSW Sydney.

1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

Region: Global
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 December 2018 - 30 November 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.

Count Share
453 127.37

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 118 30.76
Life Sciences 159 32.46
Earth & Environmental Sciences 109 27.70
2 0.15
2 0.49
26 7.80
2 0.60
1 0.22
22 5.40
8 3.30
1 0.90
3 0.16
3 0.32
14 2.22
3 0.53
5 1.16
Historical change of El Niño properties sheds light on future changes of extreme El Niño
Unexpected host dependency of Antarctic Nanohaloarchaeota
Decadal trends in the ocean carbon sink.
Changes in belowground biodiversity during ecosystem development
Designing combinatorial exchanges for the reallocation of resource rights
1 0
3 0.09
13 4.36
Chemistry 144 50.83

Highlight of the month

Probing probabilities of an ice-free Arctic

© Ger Bosma/Getty

© Ger Bosma/Getty

The real risks of an ice-free Arctic in summer have been revealed by a new statistical approach to testing climate predictions.

Climate models often depend on similar assumptions about complex variables, such as local cloud and vegetation cover. Ignoring this can lead to overconfidence in their projections.

A team that included researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia has developed a statistical technique that translates multiple simulations into more reliable probabilities by ranking each model on how well it reflects reality.

They applied their method to 31 climate models to predict the probability of an ice-free Arctic in September under different global-warming scenarios, revealing a 28% chance that Arctic sea ice will disappear each summer if temperatures rise 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Reducing the uncertainty of combining multiple climate models will enable policymakers to act confidently based on future projections.

Supported content

  1. Nature Communications 10, 3016 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10561-x

View the article on the Nature Index

See more research highlights from UNSW Sydney

More research highlights from UNSW Sydney

1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 34.68% Domestic
  • 65.32% International

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

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

Return to institution outputs