Sydney Medical School facts and figures


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  • More than 40 research networks and units
  • World-leading research in cancer, obesity, sleep medicine, pain management, public health and more
  • Almost $150,000,000 in competitive grants across more than 330 research projects for 2009
  • More than 1700 academic staff and over 800 higher degree research students
  • Over 80 international PhD candidates


  • Nearly 3000 domestic students studying more than 50 courses in Medicine, postgraduate research programs, postgraduate coursework programs and higher research degrees
  • Almost 400 international students in 2010 from over 30 countries

Industry partnerships and international relationships

  • Established interest groups working in and for communities in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Timor Leste and Vietnam
  • Formal links with more than 50 hospitals and care facilities in New South Wales