Research at Sydney

Changing today's world

At the University of Sydney, we recognise the power of ideas, connecting you to a research environment that is dynamic and always evolving.

Consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world, the University of Sydney attracts leading researchers – individuals who are highly influential in their fields. Our people pass on and create knowledge.

The research we do makes a real difference to our understanding of today’s world and how we live in it.

Research at Sydney

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Find a research supervisor: Research Supervisor Connect matches your research interests to available PhD and master’s research opportunities and supervisors.

Our research degrees have two purposes
The first is for you to prepare a substantial piece of work that represents a significant contribution to your particular field of interest.

The second is to train you in general research methodology and equip you with transferable research skills to pursue an academic career or take into a career in industry, business or elsewhere.

Research at the University of Sydney is dynamic and always evolving, inspiring and providing new tools and ways of thinking that lead to innovation.

Take a look at researchers from our Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease Laboratory. They have achieved a major breakthrough by finding the causes of Alzheimer’s disease at a cellular level, identifying a potential therapy as a result. Meanwhile, our Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre supports a worldwide network of PhD students who are examining the causes of the global financial crisis and ensuring similar problems don’t occur in the future.

Our unique online Research Supervisor Connect can help you find research projects and supervisors at the University of Sydney if you want to:

  • pursue further academic research immediately after your honours or master’s studies or
  • have a specific area of interest in your professional career that you feel would benefit from deep analysis and research.

Find out more

Learn how our research is contributing to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Australia and the wider world.

If you have any questions about research at the University of Sydney, please contact us on 1300 362 006 or ask a question online.

You can also find out more about our research and innovation.