The University of Sydney a major urban university spread over six campuses in Greater Western Sydney, a region of great opportunity, diversity, challenge and growth. The University shares many of the characteristics of the region, as they closely identify and work with local communities and businesses.The University is culturally diverse, with over 2000 staff and about 35 000 students drawn from Australia and around the world. They are proud of the rich texture of history, knowledge and skills that the UWS community possesses.
The University is designed for the knowledge economy of the 21st century where economic growth and social outcomes will depend on the skills of individuals and communities, and where education will be flexible and continually adapt to meet individual needs.UWS courses are focused on the future. From professional education in vocationally-based disciplines through to critical scholarship in higher degree programs, the University ethos emphasises critical and questioning enquiry and innovation.Many of their courses are developed with industry input and taught by people who are leaders in their field, keeping their students in touch with real world needs and best practice. Employers often comment on the practical approach and flexibility of UWS graduates, who are known to 'hit the ground running'.The success of their students is testimony to the quality of a UWS education.