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.
We provide support for young Indigenous Australians who dream of studying at university and turning their interests into rewarding careers.
We're the top choice for higher education for Indigenous students with a wide range of programs, facilities and support networks.
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 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.
The Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Network was established in 2014 to promote indigenous research initiatives at the University. The network brings together academics from across disciplines to collaborate and exchange ideas.
As sponsor of this year’s Garma Youth Forum, we’ll host workshops for school students run by our Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of Science, Sydney College of the Arts as well as the Sydney University Law Society.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students reveal what this year’s National Reconciliation Week means to them, and the steps they’re taking in the journey to achieve reconciliation.
A portrait of renowned activist Dr Charles Perkins AO – the first Aboriginal man to graduate from an Australian university, the University of Sydney – was officially unveiled during National Reconciliation Week 2017.