About us

Since our foundation in 1949, Sydney has made an ongoing commitment to improve and transform lives in Australia and globally.

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The essence of Sydney is not found in our impressive facilities or beautiful grounds. It is found in our students, our staff, our alumni and our generous donors. Our collective difference reflects the unique perspectives of our people, place and purpose as we play our part in the creation of a just society.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor & President

Meet ’s 10th Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Attila Brungs. Professor Brungs’ inclusive leadership style and commitment to students, to innovation and to partnerships with community and industry, will carry us forward to make a significant and positive impact for Australia and the world.

Scientia Corde Manu et Mente

Our guiding motto, Scientia Corde Manu et Mente–Knowledge by Heart, Hand and Mind–embodies our commitment to embrace diversity of thought, integrity, innovation, and our deep connections with the community. 

The world faces monumental challenges. It always has. But if you look around, progress is everywhere. People are coming together, imagining a better future. From public health to climate science and sustainable cities to human rights, the progress we make together can improve people's lives worldwide.

Progress for all.

  • Top 20 Worldwide
    QS World University Rankings, 2024
  • Leading Innovation
    #1 Australian uni attended by startup founders
  • 27th Employer Reputation
    QS World Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020