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University of New South Wales

Australian university

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University of New South Wales: Australian university
The University of New South Wales is an Australian public research university located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. Out of all Australian universities, UNSW has the highest median ATAR and attracts the highest number of top 500 students. Established in 1949, it is ranked 4th in Australia, 43rd in the world according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings. The university comprises nine faculties, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. The main campus is located on a 38-hectare (94-acre) site in the Sydney suburb of Kensington, 7 km from the Sydney central business district. The creative arts faculty, UNSW Art & Design, is located in Paddington, UNSW Canberra is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra and sub-campuses are located in the Sydney CBD, the suburbs of Randwick and Coogee. Research stations are located throughout the state of New South Wales. UNSW is one of the founding members of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities, and of Universitas 21, a global network of research universities. It has international exchange and research partnerships with over 200 universities around the world.


UNSW rockets up global rankings as China links help lift Australian unis

The University of NSW climbed the latest global higher education rankings faster than any other top 100 institution in the world
The Age - Published

'Humiliating and harmful process': Dramatic increase in NSW police strip searches

University of NSW researchers say the number of strip searches in the state jumped to 5483 in the 12 months to mid-2018 compared with 277 at the end of 2006.
SBS - Published

Increase in NSW police strip searches

University of NSW researchers say the number of strip searches in the state jumped to 5483 in the 12 months to mid-2018 compared with 277 at the end of 2006.
SBS - Published

Cheating found at UNSW up by 2000% as new detection methods used

The number of students found to be cheating in assessments and exams at the University of NSW rocketed when it moved resources from deterring cheating to detecting it.
The Age - Published

Platypus decline worse than previously thought, say researchers

The decline in platypus numbers in Australia has likely been underestimated, according to new research from the University of NSW.
The Age - Published

'Money-making exercise': other universities join UNSW trimester protest

Nearly 1000 UNSW students and staff protesting against the shift to trimesters have been joined by students from other universities.
The Age - Published

'Very stressful': students rebel after UNSW dumps semester

More than 1000 students are expected at a protest against a move to replace semesters with a three-term academic year at the University of NSW
The Age - Published

'Beyond the ATAR': uni to admit top 1000 kids from disadvantaged schools

UNSW to offer places to top students at the state's 350 most disadvantaged schools, regardless of their ATAR
The Age - Published

Weight, drinking top breast cancer factors

A University of NSW data research project has found obesity and drinking are the leading preventable contributors to breast cancer in Australia.
SBS - Published

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