The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching universities. We offer an exceptional range of disciplines – more than 400 areas of study – and our community includes more than 70,000 students, 8000 permanent and fixed-term staff and 350,000 alumni in more than 170 countries. Leadership has always been at the core of our values. We were one of the first universities in the world to admit students solely on academic merit, and to open our doors to women on the same basis as men. Our aim is to make lives better not just by producing leaders of society, but through equipping our people with the qualities that allow them to serve all of our communities at every level. In creating the first university in Australia in 1850, our founders recognised the power of education to inspire positive change. We hold that belief just as strongly today. Research excellence Our research is driven by the big picture. From combating the world’s deadliest diseases to inventing tiny devices that make a super-sized difference to computing, we excel in innovative collaboration. Supported by more than 90 research centres, our researchers are finding solutions to the world’s greatest challenges – and many others – by changing the way they look at them. We work with the best companies, including Microsoft, GE and Qantas, to generate products, systems and services that benefit the communities we serve – locally, nationally and globally. A distinctive education The world is changing, and university education needs to change as well. We’ve reimagined the Sydney Undergraduate Experience – the way we teach and the way you’ll learn – to prepare you for a future full of possibilities. We recognise that the future of work will be very different, so it’s our ambition that every University of Sydney student will complete their degree with the confidence and ability to think critically, collaborate productively and influence the world.