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 December 2017 - 30 November 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 December 2017 - 30 November 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.

382 116.66

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Life Sciences 120 27.36
Physical Sciences 105 28.10
8 0.25
13 3.68
10 1.71
10 3.16
2 0.10
7 2.81
2 0.41
17 5.61
1 0.10
1 0.72
1 0.08
1 0.08
5 1.80
15 4.26
4 2.18
1 0.02
1 0.04
3 0.99
3 0.10
Earth & Environmental Sciences 93 30.13
Chemistry 107 43.36

Highlight of the month

Girls make the grade but don’t step into science

© Pekic/Getty

© Pekic/Getty

The gender imbalance in science and maths careers is not down to academic ability.

On average, girls outperform boys in most subjects at school, yet women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are in short supply.

A team led by researchers from the University of New South Wales has analysed more than 1.6 million school and university grades in both STEM and non-STEM subjects, such as languages and arts. They found that girls and boys do equally well in STEM subjects, while girls tend to outperform boys in other disciplines. This defies assumptions that there are usually more boys at the very top and very bottom of the class, which has been used to explain gender differences in STEM careers.

Schooling has a big impact on the aspirations of students, so reducing gender perceptions in education could help close gender gaps in the workplace.

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  1. Nature Communications 9, 3777 (2018). doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06292-0

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 33.71% Domestic
  • 66.29% 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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