The University of Sydney

Students at the University

Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has built a solid international reputation for itself over the past 150 years. It is considered one of Australia’s leading educational institutions, playing a key role as a member of both the Group of Eight and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). The university consistently demonstrates its research dominance by employing nine of the 49 holders of Federation Fellowships, and also by securing the most funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). The University of Sydney receives strong support in the form of grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) with which it has close ties.

For further information, please visit:

sydney.edu.au

Group of Eight

Group of Eight

The University of Sydney, along with seven other leading Australian universities, are all represented by their respective Vice-Chancellors who endeavour to create a policy environment that capitalises on the strengths of Australia’s tertiary education system. Currently the Group of Eight receives over 70% of national competitive research grants, conducts over 60% of Australian university research, has produced all Australian-educated Nobel Prize winners and dominates university links with industry.

For further information, please visit:

www.go8.edu.au