We’ve crunched the numbers to give you a snapshot of notable University of Sydney statistics, and to showcase how our people have headlined our finest achievements during 2011. Here are some of the highlights.
- 49,020 students in total
- 4000 research students
- 10,643 international students from 140 countries
- 286 student exchange agreements in more than 30 countries
- $65 million in scholarships awarded
- 7500 staff
- 200+ student clubs and societies
- 700 scholarship schemes
- 270,000+ alumni worldwide
- 117 Olympians
- 106 Rhodes scholars
- 5.2 million items in our libraries
- 85,600 visitors to our museums
Agriculture and Environment
The faculty is partnering with leading international organisations to expand the GlobalSoilMap.net project. Described as the ‘Google Earth’ of soil quality, this model will be the first freely-available, fine-scale, 3D digital map of the world’s soils.
Sydney College of the Arts graduate Ben Quilty won Australia’s most famous art prize, the Archibald Award, for his portrait of the artist and art patron, Margaret Olley.
Ben Quilty, winner of the 2011 Archibald Prize
Engineering and Information Technologies
Thanks to its exceptional teaching, research and publication record, the University of Sydney was placed 35 in the Times Higher Education world rankings in the category of Engineering and Technology.
Life Scientist of the Year Min Chen
Associate Professor Min Chen won the Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year for her contribution to the study of chlorophyll – photosynthetic pigments found in plants, algae and cyanobacteria.
The faculty’s legal research is ranked fourth among the top international law schools in the Social Sciences Research Network, and is first among Australian law schools. Its moot team won the 2011 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Alumnus Daniel Smith won the Witold Lutosławski International Competition for Young Conductors, held in Białystok, Poland.
Daniel Smith, music alumnus.
The Sydney Medical School covers 19 disciplines, with more than 40 specialist research units and networks, and works with 50 hospitals and health care facilities in NSW.
With the launch of the Midwifery and Women’s Healthy Nursing Research Unit, the faculty reaffirmed its collaboration with one of Australia’s leading women’s hospitals, the Royal Hospital for Women.
Arts and Social Sciences
Senior lecturer Dr Richard Miles brought history to life as the host of the six-part BBC series Ancient Worlds. He journeyed to some of the world’s earliest cities, from Mesopotamia in southern Iraq to key sites of the Roman Empire.
More than 9250 school students participated in the University of Sydney Museums’ Primary and Secondary School Education Program, visiting the museums and getting hands-on experience with archaeological finds.
The Sydney University Cricket Club (pictured below) hosted a friendly match with the Compton Cricket Club, a team of young men from central Los Angeles (LA). The club was formed 15 years ago by activist Ted Hayes, as a way to get LA’s youth off the streets.
The Sydney University Cricket Club
A Graduate Careers Australia report found that 97.7 percent of University of Sydney pharmacy graduates secure full-time work.
Australia’s first school of dentistry has been involved in the training of dental practitioners for more than 100 years. Students of the Bachelor of Oral Health 3 program spent several weeks travelling throughout NSW to boost awareness of the importance of dental care. They united their expertise with Local Health districts and other agencies in health promotion projects – in nursing homes, with at-risk teenagers and with preschoolers and new mothers.
In its 101st year, the oldest veterinary school in the southern hemisphere treated 15,872 animals, including canines, felines, reptiles, guinea pigs and ferrets in the teaching hospital clinic.
Education and Social Work
Professor Peter Freebody was elected a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of his outstanding contributions to literacy and English education.
Architecture, Design and Planning
Students Marinel Dator and Katie Yeung won first prize in the Barcelona 2011 International Architecture Competition.
The faculty commenced a major study into internet and communications technology usage by older Australians and the potential of social media to combat social isolation and increase the engagement of seniors in the community.