University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is situated in the city of Sydney and is recognised as one of Australia’s main research centres. Established in 1949, UNSW ranks in the top 60 universities around the globe and is recognised globally for the quality of its programs and research capabilities.
UNSW is a founding member of the Group of 8, a colalition of Australia’s leading research universities and the international network, Universitas 21. With more than 50,000 students from more than 120 countries, UNSW is one of the most international univerisities of Australia.
The main campus is located in Kensington, only 7 kms from the centre of Sydney. There are 8 faculties located on the main Kensington campus and there is another campus in campus Canberra in the Australian Defence Force Academy.
The first disciplines taught were Engineering, Science and the Environment and later followed other professional disicplines such as Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Medicine and Fine Arts.
UNSW boasts a proud tradition of teaching and learning excellence and stands out as one of Australia’s leading researh universities. Offering a rich and intensive university experience, UNSW is described as one of the heavy wieghts in higher education in Australia.
UNSW has strong industry, government and community links and many of its teaching staff are also noteworthy researchers, which means that UNSW students not only learn the lastest concepts and thinking but also evaluation methods in which research is based.
Many UNSW graduates have become leaders in government, business, research and industry in Australia and globally.
Research at UNSW is for the benefit of the social, economic, artistic and cultural world. Working in close collaboration with professionals in the areas of health, engineering, science, law, management, architecture, the arts and social sciences, UNSW maintains a high level of influence in the local, regional, national and international stage.
UNSW is the most cosmopolitan university in Australia and it was also the first Australian university to welcome international students (1951). UNSW has connections with more than 200 universities around the globe which means that UNSW students have the opportunity to study abroad in Asia, USA & Europe through the extensive exchange program network.
Subject Area Strengths:
- Engineering & Technology
- Health Sciences & Medicine
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences & Management
- Arts & Humanities
UNSW also has it’s own English Language Centre (UNSWIL) which is one of the oldest and most prestigious language centre in Australia, offeringEnglish langugage programs and foundation programs:
- Academic English
- General English
- IELTS Preparation
- Pre Foundation Year English – 10 weeks
- Tertiary Preparation program (TOP) – 5 weeks
- Business English
- English for Law
- English for Health Professionals and Occupational English Test (OET) preparation
- Cambridge exam preparation
For more than 60 years, UNSW has also actively participated in activities to support the community. Staff and students make the difference by dedicating their time, energy and experience with individuals, families and community organizations.
UNSW also organises events such as concerts, performances, exhibitions and public forums in diverse areas such as the environment, health, and world politics.