Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 3 per cent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better.
The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication.
The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba and Lithgow.
With a student population of more than 44,000 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia.
The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy.
Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.
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