|University of Sydney Quick Snap|
|Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Main Campus:||Camperdown/Darlington Campus, Sydney|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Semester 1 Starts:||February|
|Semester 2 Starts:||July|
Agriculture and Environment
Architecture, Design and Planning
Arts and Social Sciences
Business (Business School)
Education and Social Work
Engineering and Information Technologies
Law (Sydney Law School)
Medicine (Sydney Medical School)
Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School)
Sydney College of the Arts
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Faculty of Veterinary Science
|University of Sydney Agent:||OzTREKK educational services, TP01544|
The institution's academic and teaching resources include Australia's largest university library, and state-of-the-art technical, computing and research facilities. Sydney Uni offers the widest range of research programs in Australia and is one of the top recipients of Australian government research funding. University alumni include many high profile graduates placed in prominent and influential positions in both the public and private sectors across the world.
Supporting such commitments is the responsibility of the University of Sydney's 3,067 staff members that have been recognised by their peers as some of world's best researchers and scientists, working in the various academic fields found at the school. For instance, the Sydney Institute for Astronomy is at the forefront of astrophysics as Dr. Dennis Stello leads a team from NASA's Kepler Mission to study "star quakes," while other University of Sydney members of the Kepler Mission have uncovered the existence of several distant planets! Here on Earth, academics from the university have built cutting-edge research groups that are currently providing insights into everything from urban ecology to new revelations in cancer research.
Such an impressive faculty has led to some similarly outstanding graduates, including five former Prime Ministers of Australia, John Howard, Gough Whitlam, Sir Earle Page, Sir William McMahon, and Sir Edmund Barton, as well as three Nobel Prize Laureates, Sir Robert Robinson (Chemistry), Sir John Cornforth (Chemistry) and John Harsanyi (Economics).
The University boasts a student body from more than 130 different countries, that will soon add to the quarter of a million alumni found throughout the world!
The University of Sydney is currently following a new institutional strategy that began in August 2010 to be implemented by 2015. The Strategic Plan of 2011-2015 seeks to elaborate on the school's research and teaching excellence through an increased focus on developing cross-disciplinary research and, amongst other things, committing more resources to training talented students for the rigours of professional and academic research.
In 2010, the university began an $800 million AUD project to refurbish and enhance its on-campus facilities, which included the famous Fisher Library, home to over 5 million texts including a first edition of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
The main campus, Camperdown/Darlington, overlooked by sandstone spires and gothic-inspired gargoyles, offers a feel of the traditional university lifestyle, while being surrounded by Sydney gives students the opporunity to explore a world-class metropolis. Students can spend the afternoon studying in the courtyard of the Main Quadrangle before heading out to the harbourfront cafe to watch the sun plunge into the sea at Sydney cove.
Following the success of the Sydney Achievers International Scholarships in 2012, the University of Sydney is offering further scholarships for new international students commencing at the university in 2013. Up to 100 of these prestigious scholarships will be offered in 2013 to high-achieving, academically meritorious, international students, inviting them to enjoy the Sydney experience at one of the finest institutions of higher education in the world.
Successful candidates will be awarded AUD$10,000 each per annum, available for the CRICOS registered duration of a recipient's program of study, for any undergraduate or postgraduate program offered at the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney currently has more than 50,000 students, of whom approximately 10,000 are international students, representing 147 countries.For more information about the University of Sydney's scholarships for 2013, please visit "Sydney Achievers International Scholarships."
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is found in the South Eastern shores of Australia on the Tasman Sea. The city has become famous for its beautiful waterfront, Sydney Harbour, which include Sydney's main tourist attractions, the immense span of the Harbour Bridge and the sharp, jutting curves of the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney has been ranked as the world's best city - not just once but 12 times - by the annual reader's choice awards in the highly respected magazine Conde Nast Traveller. It was also ranked as the World's Best City in the annual Anholt City Brands Index, ahead of London, Paris, New York and Rome. This study was based on factors such as safety, affordability, cleanliness and friendliness. Sydney's highly efficient public transport system means you can get to the city centre from the main University of Sydney campus within a few minutes.
Sydney makes good use of a climate that never feels a day below freezing and boasts a temperate maritime climate that averages annually from 12 to 23 degrees Celsius. With such great weather, Sydneysiders have their choice of activities that includes walking the harbour front or lying on the grass at the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of the many large parks in the city.
Finding a sporting event is simple in Sydney which houses 9 of the 16 teams of the National Rugby League! Sydney FC is the city's A-league soccer club, the Sydney Swans represent the Australian Football League and ex-pat Canadians feeling homesick can always cheer on the Sydney Ice Dogs at their home arena in the suburb of Liverpool.
The University of Sydney's main areas of operation in the city are its Camperdown and Darlington campuses, located about 5 km from Darling Harbour and Sydney Cove. Buses run everywhere, but a 45-minute walk to the harbour can feature a stop at the Haymarket District or grabbing some great dim sum in Chinatown! Sydney offers students the culture and excitement of a modern city while the local University Student Union, pubs and coffee shops provide the sense of community not found off-campus.
Canadian students should note that the University of Sydney has a network of teaching campuses. Some studies or placements are undertaken outside the main Camperdown/Darlington campus, such as Sydney Uni's rehabilitation science programs (Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe), dentistry (Surry Hills campus) and vet science (Camden campus outside Sydney).
Photos courtesy of Tourism NSW