A message from the Vice-Chancellor
The generosity of our alumni and friends is never more important than in times of economic uncertainty.
The support of our alumni and friends is critical to our success and allows us to maintain our distinctive Sydney tradition; a tradition that values both academic excellence and deep engagement with the technical and social challenges that face Australia and the wider world.
In 2009, despite prevailing market instability, the University’s donor numbers rose by 20 percent. This is an outstanding result that is both heartening and humbling.
In 2010 the University looks to the future as we continue an exciting new phase of strategic planning. Our planning is guided by our ambition to create and sustain a university in which, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world, the brightest researchers and the most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background, can thrive and realise their full potential. To support this vision our donors give generously for research, scholarships, and a better student experience.
It gives me great pleasure to thank and honour our many donors listed in these pages. Sydney Annual is published to recognise your invaluable support, and to highlight some of the many ways
philanthropy is assisting us to maintain and build upon our tradition of excellence.
Together we can ensure that Sydney confirms its place amongst the world’s best universities.
Dr Michael Spence
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal
The University of Sydney