The University of Sydney’s founding principle as Australia’s first university was that we would be a modern and progressive institution. It’s an ideal we still hold dear today. When Charles William Wentworth proposed the idea of Australia’s first university in 1850, he imagined “the opportunity for the child of every class to become great and useful in the destinies of this country”. We’ve stayed true to that original value and purpose by promoting inclusion and diversity for the past 160 years.
We offer the widest range of academic programs of any university in Australia, with eight disciplines ranked among the top 20 in the QS 2014/15 World University Rankings. Our teachers, researchers and leading thinkers are paving the way for solutions to complex global issues impacting upon our health, environment, technology and culture. Across 16 faculties, we have research teams working on creating cleaner fuels, faster internet, treatment for chronic illness, and more sustainable ways of living. Explore our schools and disciplines and discover why we’re consistently named among the top three universities in Australia by QS World University Rankings.
- Agriculture and Environment
- Architecture, Design and Planing
- Arts and Social Sciences
- Business (The University of Sydney Business School)
- Education and Social Work
- Health Sciences
- Law (The University of Sydney Law School)
- Medicine (The University of Sydney Medical School)
- Nursery and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School)
- Sydney College of Arts
- Sydney Conservatorium of Music
- Veterinary Science