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Research at Sydney
- Top 45 One of the world's top research universities (1)
- 100% of our research is ranked at world standard and above (2)
- 90+ multidisciplinary research and teaching centres
Whether you’re an aspiring academic, seeking a competitive edge in your career or want to explore your passion, a PhD or master's by research at Sydney can make the difference.
Our research is driven by the big picture. Ranked in the top 45 of research universities around the world*, the University of Sydney is home to leading researchers who are finding solutions to the world's most pressing issues by changing the way they look at them.
We are home to 90 world‑renowned multidisciplinary research and teaching centres that tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, such as health, climate change and food security. These centres include the Charles Perkins Centre, the Brain and Mind Centre and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.
Our interdisciplinary approach means that students are part of a community of scholars that unites experts in fields as diverse as medicine, arts, social sciences, engineering, information technologies and science.
As a researcher at Sydney, you'll work alongside some of the world's brightest and most accomplished academics. You can access high-calibre facilities and unique international partnerships with top ranked institutions, including Stanford, UCLA, the University of Edinburgh, Utrecht University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the University of Hong Kong.
Over the next five years the University of Sydney will increase its investment in research scholarships for students by $50 million. This is just one way we are ensuring our continued commitment to supporting our future research students. It also means we have one of the largest research scholarships schemes in Australia.
Find out more about available scholarships, as well as how to apply for and fund your research degree.
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