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University of Sydney

Coat of Arms of the University of Sydney
University information
NameThe University of Sydney
Latin nameUniversitas Sidneiensis
MottoSidere mens eadem mutato (Latin)
Motto in EnglishLiteral: Though the constellations change, the mind is universal

Meaning: The traditions of the older universities of the Northern Hemisphere are continued here in the Southern
EndowmentA$1.3 billion
ChancellorHer Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO
Vice-ChancellorThe Reverend Dr Michael Spence
Staff3,081 (FTE academic, 2008)
Students49,020 (2011)
Under graduates32,393 (2011)
Post graduates16,627 (2011)
StateNew South Wales
CampusUrban, Parks
ColoursRed, Gold & Blue
AffiliationsGroup of Eight, APRU, ASAIHL, WUN

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The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. The main campus spreads across the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington on the south-western outskirts of the Sydney CBD. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania. It has 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students (2011).

The University of Sydney is organised into sixteen faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees. Three Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the University as graduate and faculty.

Sydney consistently ranks amongst the top three universities in Australia and Oceania. In 2010, it was ranked 37th in the world; 2nd in Australia, behind the Australian National University (20th) but ahead of the University of Melbourne (38th) in the 2011 QS World University Rankings.

The University of Sydney is a member of Australia's Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University is also colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities.

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The Times-QS World University Ranking
2000 present :
Category/Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Overall 37 36 37 31 35 35
Arts & Humanities 19 19 15 35 N/A N/A
Natural Sciences 36 34 44 43 N/A N/A
Engineering & IT 44 40 41 41 N/A N/A
Social Sciences 30 27 27 27 N/A N/A
Life Sciences 19 19 27 23 N/A N/A

Group of Eight universities

Adelaide * Australian National * Melbourne * Monash * New South Wales * Queensland * Sydney * Western Australia

Association of Pacific Rim Universities

ChinaFudan * HKUST * Nanjing * Peking * Tsinghua * Hong Kong * USTC * Zhejiang
JapanKeio * Kyoto * Osaka * Tohoku * Tokyo * Waseda
South KoreaSeoul National (SNU) * Korea (KU)
RussiaFar Eastern National (FENU)
CanadaBritish Columbia (UBC)
MexicoMonterrey Institute of Technology * UNAM
United StatesCaltech * Stanford * UC Berkeley * UC Davis * UC Irvine * UCLA * UCSD * UCSB * Oregon * Southern California (USC) * Washington
AustraliaAustralian National (ANU) * Melbourne * Sydney
New ZealandAuckland
PhilippinesPhilippines (UP)
TaiwanNational Taiwan (NTU)

Worldwide Universities Network

Bergen * Bristol * Cape Town * UCSD * UIUC * Leeds * Nanjing * Penn State * Sheffield * Southampton * Sydney * Toronto * Utrecht * Washington (UW) * University of Wisconsin Madison * York * Zhejiang

AU Universities in Australia

Australian Capital TerritoryAustralian Defence Force Academy (UNSW accredited degrees) * Australian National University * University of Canberra |
New South WalesCharles Sturt University * Macquarie University * University of Newcastle * University of New England * University of New South Wales * Southern Cross University * University of Sydney * University of Technology, Sydney * University of Western Sydney * University of Wollongong |
Northern TerritoryCharles Darwin University
QueenslandBond University * Central Queensland University * Griffith University * James Cook University * University of Queensland * Queensland University of Technology * University of Southern Queensland * University of the Sunshine Coast |
South AustraliaUniversity of Adelaide * University of South Australia * Flinders University * Heinz College, Australia * UCL, Australia * Cranfield University, Australia * |
TasmaniaUniversity of Tasmania |
VictoriaUniversity of Ballarat * Deakin University * La Trobe University * University of Melbourne * Monash University * Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology * Swinburne University of Technology * Victoria University |
Western AustraliaCurtin University * Edith Cowan University * Murdoch University * University of Western Australia |
NationalAustralian Catholic University * University of Notre Dame, Australia |

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