The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. The main campus spreads across the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington on the southwestern outskirts of the Sydney CBD. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania. It has 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students (2011). The University of Sydney is organised into sixteen faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees. Three Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the University as graduate and faculty. Sydney consistently ranks amongst the top universities in Australia and Oceania. In 2011, it was ranked 38th in the world; 3rd in Australia, behind Australian National University (26th) and the University of Melbourne (31st) in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. The University of Sydney is a member of Australia's Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University is also colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities.
Will automated agriculture help meet the world's food demand?
Australia's potential to become the 'food bowl' of Asia has triggered a drive to develop robots for use in farming and agriculture and University of Sydney mechatronics experts are leading the way.
Australia remains favoured destination for Chinese investment, but faces growing competition
The latest research into Chinese direct investment by KPMG and the University of Sydney China Studies Centre - "Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia: Update March 2013"- reveals some new and potentially significant ...
Study shows immigrant students succeed in education
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Home truths: Are planners really to blame for our housing 'shortage'?
Is Australia becoming a nation of renters, and are planners to blame? Newspaper headlines accompanying the release of a new report on housing supply and affordability, by the federal government's independent National Housing ...
Researchers work to develop heat tolerant crops
With heatwaves predicted to increase in intensity and duration, the importance of heat tolerant crops is becoming increasingly urgent.
Research confirms Varroa mite bad news for Aussie bees
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Fresh produce safety website launched
A website dedicated to all aspects of food safety for the fresh produce industries of Australian and New Zealand launches today.
Within reach of Australia: Rabies is now present only 350 kilometres from northern Australia
Rabies is now present only 350 kilometres from northern Australia, closer than the distance from Sydney to Dubbo.
Her majesty's secret
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Ancient games: an Olympic factfile from the Nicholson Museum
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