The University Of New South Wales (UNSW) is an Australian public university. Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 60 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. It has more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometers from the centre of Sydney.
The main UNSW campus is situated in Kensington, Sydney. Two of the University's faculties are situated elsewhere. The College of Fine Arts is located in the inner suburb of Paddington. UNSW Canberra at ADFA is situated in Canberra.
The University also has additional campuses and field stations at Randwick, Coogee, Botany, Dee Why, Cowan, Manly Vale, Fowlers Gap and Banks town Airport.
The main UNSW campus is divided geographically into two areas: upper campus and lower campus. The site of the lower campus was vested in the university in two lots in December 1952 and June 1954, while the upper campus was vested in the university in November 1959. These two are separated mainly by an elevation rise between the quadrangle and the Scientia building. It takes roughly fifteen minutes to walk from one extreme to the other.
The University has nine faculties:
- Arts and Social Sciences
- Australian School of Business
- Built Environment
- College of Fine Arts
The student strength at unsw is 50,516 and admin staff is above 5300.The University of New South Wales Sports Association and UNSW Lifestyle Centre merged to become UNSW Sport and Recreation. It runs the UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre, provides health and fitness facilities and services and supports the thirty UNSW affiliated sporting clubs that compete both at home and abroad.