The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales (UNSW), known locally as 'New South', is based in Kensington, NSW. UNSW consists of eight residential colleges, 69 research centers, 76 schools, four teaching hospitals, six institutes, and numerous administrative departments.

The university was founded following World War II in response to the need for developing an industrial, modern society. Engineers and technical experts were needed in numbers that could not be met by the University of Sydney. In 1948, classes began in Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, and Civil Engineering. Today a full curriculum is available in business, the sciences, and arts as well as technology.

Based on the QS World University Ranking of 2023, The University of New South Wales is positioned as the #45 top university in the world, which makes it the #4 top university in Australia. The university's global rank decreased by 2 points from last year.

University Profile

Ranking #45 #4
University Name The University of New South Wales
Acronym UNSW
Year Established 1949
Motto Scientia Manu et Mente
Motto in English Knowledge by Hand and Mind
Colors Black and gold


Address Gate 9, High St, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
Phone +61 (0)2 9385 1000
Fax +61 (0)2 9385 2000
Website The University of New South Wales Website
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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