Research and teaching environment
Our new strategic plan has at its heart our commitment to attracting and welcoming the brightest academics whatever their social or cultural background – and we invite you to join us.
We are justifiably proud of our position as a leading research and teaching university, and the contribution to cultural, social and intellectual life we’ve made over the last 160 years.
In 2015, the University of Sydney supported the research of more than 3500 academic staff across one of the broadest ranges of disciplines in Australia. Also in 2015, the Excellence in Research initiative announced that the University of Sydney scored well above the world average, with a maximum score of five across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. This is a 41% increase from the 2012 scores.
Our staff and students have joined us from all corners of the world. We reach across multidisciplinary barriers to find unique solutions to improve and transform lives and the environment in which we live. We enjoy a true sense of community and belonging, stimulating scholarly exchange and the opportunity to engage in world-class research.
We value open minds, avid curiosity and a readiness to take on the big questions. We encourage vigorous debate, and we believe that differing perspectives can make good ideas great.