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Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Creating opportunities for our future

Our Indigenous strategy, Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu, outlines our commitment to creating higher education and leadership opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and for valuing Indigenous culture at our University.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the country on which the University of Sydney campuses stand and our responsibility to respect and care for country, people and spirit.

We're deeply committed to higher education and career advancement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. 

Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu - creating a "thinking path to make tomorrow" - sets the benchmark in Australia for making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and research everyone’s business. Wingara Mura is underpinned by the belief that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, research and engagement are integral to our entire University community.

Since 2011, we have invested more than $14 million to support and embed the strategy and its philosophy across the University.

Creating our future leaders

We provide support for young Indigenous Australians who dream of studying at university and turning their interests into rewarding careers.

Supporting our students

We're the top choice for higher education for Indigenous students with a wide range of programs, facilities and support networks.

Supporting and developing our staff

Our Leadership Program is focused on increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples working as academics and professionals across the University and supporting their career development.

Cultural competence for the entire University

Cultural competence is a major priority in our 2016-20 Strategy as we strive to make Sydney a truly inclusive, culturally diverse and distinctively Australian university, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are part of our identity.