Our campus at Westmead is home to around 1600 students who are conducting study, research or clinical placements at Westmead across a number of disciplines and faculties, and close to 1000 staff members and affiliates.
To date we have invested around $80 million towards greater health, education, research and training at Westmead by providing new education facilities, upgrades to existing spaces, and a suite of new academic programs and initiatives alongside our partners at the precinct.
Our staff and students are based across the Westmead Precinct in three major medical research institutes, two large-scale University of Sydney teaching hospitals and the largest pathology service in NSW.
The University’s presence at Westmead, continued for more than forty years since Westmead Hospital was established, provides our students with access to some of the best clinicians and researchers in Australia and internationally.
Our active student societies at Westmead include:
Students can also apply for a number of scholarships, including:
The University’s research centres in Westmead leverage their unique context in western Sydney, with its diverse populations and prevalence of chronic illness, to address the causes of chronic disease locally, nationally and globally.
By offering a transformational approach to solving problems – both in health and through multidisciplinary collaboration – we go outside the walls of the University into community and society and improve the lives of the communities exist in.
Our four research centres at Westmead contribute to largest and most dynamic translational research ecosystem in Australia, with a focus on person-centred innovation and education: the Charles Perkins Centre, the Brain and Mind Centre, the Marie Bashir Institute and the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC).
The Westmead Research Hub is a collaboration between five organisations with expertise in medical research, health and education.
The hub undertakes projects that encourage collaboration, sharing both physical resources and the brainpower of its members. It aims to grow Westmead as a world-renowned leader in health and medical research through strength in numbers.
The University’s Westmead Initiative team coordinates our activity at the Westmead Precinct. Led by Professor Chris Peck, the Westmead Initiative works to identify new opportunities for collaboration across the Westmead Precinct, support research and education activity and foster relationships with key partners in the region.