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The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. UNSW is highly regarded in the international academic community. It consistently scores highly in a range of national and international rankings including the following:
– 49th in the world overall in the 2011 QS World University Rankings
– 1st in Australia and 35th in the world for the UNSW AGSM MBA in the
2011 Financial Times (UK) Ranking of MBA Programs
– Maximum 5 star ratings in 9 key performance indicators in the 2012 Australian Good Universities
– Consistently ranked as the leading Engineering faculty in Australia
A foundation member of the Group of Eight leading research universities in Australia, UNSW is also one of only three Australian institutions in the prestigious Universitas 21 consortium of the world’s leading teaching and research institutions. UNSW is a comprehensive teaching and research university with international recognition in photovoltaics, solar energy, quantum computing, interactive cinema and HIV/Aids research.
UNSW enjoys a vibrant and cosmopolitan campus life. Of the 52,000 students studying at UNSW, more than 11,000 are international students from over 120 countries. The University also maintains strong links with its international graduate community – the UNSW exchange program has over 230 student exchange opportunities in 32 countries and there is an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia.
UNSW offers a wide range of degree programs, pre-university/foundation studies and English language courses. More than 900 degree programs are available at UNSW, ranging from undergraduate programs (Bachelor degrees at pass and honours level) to postgraduate coursework programs (Master degrees, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates) and postgraduate research programs (Master by thesis and Doctor of Philosophy). Programs are offered through the Faculties of: Arts and Social Sciences; the Built Environment; Australian School of Business; College of Fine Arts; Engineering; Law; Medicine; Science and UNSW@ADFA, at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.
Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, UNSW is close to the city’s main business hub providing easy access to a wide range of academic, cultural and social activities. All three UNSW campuses – Kensington, Paddington and Canberra – provide a vibrant educational and communal environment. The 38 hectare Kensington site, the main UNSW campus, is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney,
approximately 15 minutes from the Central Business District and Sydney Harbour, and 10 minutes from popular east-coast beaches such as the famous Coogee Beach and Bondi Beach. The Kensington campus is also a 15-minute taxi-ride from Sydney International Airport.
The Student Experience
UNSW is a vibrant intellectual, research and cultural hub. It offers a modern, dynamic and innovative teaching and learning environment with extensive social and recreational facilities. Study and research facilities are comprehensive, with a library network housing more than two million volumes and extensive electronic resources. There are hundreds of sport, recreational, social, political
and religious clubs and societies, a vibrant cafe scene and an award-winning bookshop. Student support services include airport reception, accommodation placement services, orientation programs, academic and language support, and counselling services.
A major A$700 million campus re-development is underway at UNSW which includes a new Engineering Precinct, with Phase 1 a new A$75 million Energy Technologies Building which will showcase carbon neutral design and support energy research, including UNSW’s world-leading solar energy program. The redevelopment will also deliver new teaching, research and student accommodation and study facilities.