Review of University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales stands a distinguished Australian public university located in the outskirts of Kensington in Sydney. It was established in 1949 and is regarded as one of Australia’s leading universities. UNSW enjoys the highest median Australian Tertiary Admissions status in Australia and has the highest ATAR cut-offs among all Australian university. The distinguished university comprises of eight faculties where it offers bachelors, masters as well as doctoral courses. Its main campus is built on a 38-hectare land seven kilometers from the central business district of Sydney.
Although its main campus is located in Kensington, two of its faculties are built elsewhere. The College of Fine Arts is situated in the suburbs of Paddington. The UNSW Canberra is located in Canberra. The institution also has additional campuses as well as field stations in Coogee, Botany, Dee Why, Randwick, Cowan, Manly Vale, Albury, Port Macquarie, Fowlers Gap, Coffs Harbour and at the Bankstown Airport.
The QS World University Rankings 2016 positioned UNSW 46th worldwide and 4th in Australia. UNSW was also given the QS 5-Star Plus badge of excellence. That was after receiving a five-star rating in all the eight categories where it garnered over 900 points. Also, the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject placed it at position 12 globally for accounting and finance. It also came 15th in Law, 21st in engineering and technology. It emerged 21st for management and social sciences. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 placed UNSW at number 82 in the world and position 5 in Australia. In 2014, the Australian Good Universities Guide awarded UNSW 5-star ratings in 10 categories, more than any other university in Australian. Monash University came second with seven 5-stars, followed by the ANU, the University of Western Australia and Melbourne University with six each. The UNSW has trained more millionaires than any Australian university and is ranked 33rd worldwide, according to the recent Spear’s Wealth Management report.
Among the notable alumni of this distinguished school are David James, the former head of Diabetes and Obesity at Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He discovered GLUT4, the glucose transporter. Bob Bellear, the first indigenous judge, Bob Carr, former Australian Foreign Minister, Campbell Newman, former Prime Minister of Queensland and Marise Payne also went through this school. Other high-profile personalities are Sussan Ley, Federal Minister for Health and Member of the House of Representatives among others.
From the awards that the University has received as well as its illustrious list of alumni, it is undisputable that it is one of the best in the world. The list of millionaires hailing from this school is an icing on the cake. Visit www.unsw.edu.au for more details.