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Science

Rankings and Reputation

UNSW Sydney is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation. We are one of the top 100 universities in the world, with more than 59,000 students and a 7,000-strong research community. 

The Faculty of Science is at the forefront of many new scientific developments and is renowned for the exciting research and the quality of its students who are highly sought after. 

We offer excellence and innovation in teaching and our staff are award winning researchers and leaders in their fields.

Recent highlights in World Rankings include: 

QS rankings 2019 

  • #19 in the world – Environmental Sciences 
  • #21 in the world - Psychology 
  • #33 in the world – Earth & Marine Sciences 
  • #35 in the world – Materials Science
  • #38 in the world – Maths 

Shanghai Rankings 2018

Top 50 in Oceanography, Earth Sciences, Psychology and Geography 

  • #23 in the world – Oceanography
  • #40 in the world – Earth Sciences
  • #44 in the world – Psychology
  • #49 in the world – Geography
  • #51-75 in the world – Ecology 
  • #76-100 in the world – Top Australian Maths School
  • #101-150 in the world – Chemistry
  • #101-150 in the world – Biological Sciences

Our study programs have been designed to match global career opportunities and prepare students for the workplace. That’s why Australia’s top employers prefer graduates from UNSW Australia over any other university and why we are ranked 22nd in the world for employer reputation.

Connected globally

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