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Transforming our campuses

Ensuring a world-class education and research experience

Our Campus Improvement Program is transforming our infrastructure to allow us to deliver excellence in teaching and research far into the future, while maintaining our heritage and history.

Our campuses aren’t just places that must meet the needs of students and researchers.

They also play a role in the community as cultural, recreational, sporting and even retail and restaurant spaces.

To deliver upon our vision to continually improve, renew and restore this very special environment, we're investing in an ongoing Campus Improvement Program from 2014 to 2020.

It's a program that will provide state-of-the-art laboratories and educational facilities, but also complement and add value to the city of Sydney as a whole.

Key transformation projects

Westmead health, education and research precinct

A key focus of the University’s next era of strategic growth will be in and for western Sydney.

Building on our already strong presence with the foundation disciplines of medicine and dentistry and our substantial research activity at Westmead, we will continue to work with the NSW Government and all of our partners in the precinct to develop, by 2030, a genuinely multidisciplinary campus with 6000 students – an increase of 4800 students from our current state – and a commensurate increase in our academic capacity.

We will invest more than $50 million in infrastructure alone by 2020, with a long-range financing target of around $500 million over the next 15 years.

Camperdown Health Precinct

In 2019, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sydney Nursing School will move to a purpose-built facility off Western Avenue on the Camperdown Campus. The new health precinct will be an agile space for multidisciplinary learning across all health faculties and a place of collaborative research.

University of Sydney Business School

The University of Sydney Business School has recently been consolidated into a single building containing four lecture theatres, eight case study rooms, 40 seminar rooms, a learning hub and 1500 square metres of open learning space.

Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

A $40 million grant from the Australian Government has helped us build the Sydney Nanoscience Hub a research environment focussed on exploring the extraordinary new possibilities of nanoscience.

Home to the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, it also hosts teaching facilities including a learning studio, lecture theatre, seminar rooms and a dry teaching laboratory. Teaching commenced in the facility in Semester 2, 2015.

Our new Culture Precinct, including the Chau Chak Wing Museum

One of the significant developments for our main campus is a Cultural Precinct. One of the six proposed precincts for our main campus is a Cultural Precinct. 

While staying true to its valuable heritage, we’re aiming to transform the Science Road area into a visitor destination accommodating cultural, museum and heritage components.

This will include the new Chau Chak Wing Museum, which will consolidate the collections of the Macleay Museum, the Nicholson Museum and the University of Sydney’s Art Collection.

The Chau Chak Wing Museum will be constructed near the University’s main gate on Parramatta Road, in a position nestled within the trees above Victoria Park on University Avenue. It is expected to open in 2018.

Grandstand Oval No 2

A new grandstand will accommodate 1200 spectators at University Oval No 2.

The grandstand will feature a high performance gym/warm-up room, change rooms, medical facilities for players, a canteen, function centre and an indoor training centre.

Queen Mary Building

Accommodation for more than 800 students is now available following the revamp of the Queen Mary Building on Grose Street, behind the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown.

Featuring a range of fully furnished, self-catered single rooms, the building includes sky lounges, a sky garden, sound-proof music rooms, theatre, gym, and communal kitchens and dining facilities.

Experience our vision for the Chau Chak Wing Museum

A $15 million donation from entrepreneur Dr Chau Chak Wing will establish a landmark museum at the University of Sydney.

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The Charles Perkins Centre

Completed in 2014 for $385 million
At the Charles Perkins Centre we look at problems from every angle, thinking all the way around them with the ultimate goal of creating healthier, more sustainable communities.

Read about our cutting-edge research