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Facts & figures

Research performance

  • $50.8 million Australian Research Council 2015 grants
  • $73.1 million National Health and Medical Research Council 2015 grants
  • 'Well above world standard' Maximum score for nine research fields in 2015 ERA assessment

Our community

More than just a campus

Whether you’re looking to develop your professional or academic career, we have something unique to offer, as an institution ranked among the best by academics and employers around the world.

What I love about working at the University of Sydney

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.

Pharmacy researcher

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.

Professional career environment

You’ll be part of an atmosphere where ideas matter. You’ll also benefit from strong links across our and the wider community, all working together to support projects of real importance.

Professional staff using computers

Like you, we value flexibility, balance and security. We give you the freedom and room to explore, believing that people achieve the most when their curiosity is encouraged. We understand your need to fulfil your potential. At every level, it’s what life at the University of Sydney is all about.

We offer great incentives, including outstanding superannuation and leave options, beautiful surrounds, and support for your career.

Support for people with disability

The Disability Action Plan (877KB PDF) outlines our commitment to disability inclusion and providing a barrier-free workplace for our staff with disability.

Disability funding and workplace adjustments

We have established the Disability Support Fund, a centrally managed fund, to provide financial support for workplace adjustments. We offer support with the use of assistive technology at work, flexible working arrangements, workplace assessments and confidential advice on requesting and implementing workplace adjustments. We can also provide modifications to the built environment if required.