The University of Sydney (USyd) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the country's leading universities. The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2011 it had 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students.
The university is colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities. Its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington.
Chancellor of University of Sydney
"World-class tertiary education and research are critical to the economic and social future of Australia and I'm confident the University of Sydney will continue to be a key contributor to that future. I am excited by the opportunity to work with the whole University community as we strive to achieve excellence in educational and research outcomes,"