With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol and out of recognition that its campuses occupy their traditional lands, Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Eora, Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands in Greater Western Sydney and beyond.
We’re the #1 Uni in the World. Again!
That’s right. We’re the #1 uni in the world – for the 2nd year in a row.
The 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings named Western the world’s best out of over 1,700 institutions from 115 countries.
Why? When you’re number one, it makes us number one.
We care about you and your future. We’re here to help you discover your unique strengths. We provide support to ensure you succeed every step of the way. Our possibilities are endless together. Let us show you why you should choose Western.
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023
As well as being ranked the #1 uni in the world out of over 1,700 institutions from 115 countries, our teaching, research, outreach and stewardship for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals has been recognised as follows:
- 1st in the world overall
- 1st in the world for SDG 5 Gender Equality
- 1st in the world for SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
- 1st in the world for SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals
- 2nd in the world for SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
- 2nd in the world for SDG 15 Life on Land
- 3rd in the world for SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities
- 4th in the world for SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing
- 5th in the world for SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
- 7th in the world for SDG 13 Climate Action
For more information, visit the Western Sydney University page on the Times Higher Education website.
Ranked in the top 2% of universities globally
Western Sydney University values academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. Ranked in the top two per cent of uni's in the world, we are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage with.
I did consider other universities – but I was ultimately swayed by the offer of an Academic Excellence scholarship, as well as a place in the University’s ASPIRE Future Leaders program.
I’m so glad that I chose Western, as it has opened so many doors for me. At Western I discovered my passion for Chemistry, and now I have secured a scholarship for a doctoral position at Oxford.
We prepare you for life after uni
Nine out of 10 employers say great things about our graduates, including that they have foundational skills, are more adaptable and have better technical skills.*
Be globally connected
Through our Global Mobility, internship and work-placement programs, we provide you with unlimited opportunities to learn, travel and work in more than 400 destinations across the globe.
How Western compares to the rest of the world
QS World Rankings by subject
Western Sydney University offers $20 million in undergraduate scholarships every year, which includes a generous range of University and donor-funded opportunities.
Through merit-based scholarships and The Academy, Western Sydney University recognises and rewards students who demonstrate outstanding academic ability, and superior leadership and community skills.
Donor-funded scholarships are also available, providing support for students based on both academic achievements and equity considerations, many of which include internship and mentorship experiences for recipients.
Study on the campus of the future
Developed in partnership with Walker Corporation, the University’s newest vertical campus will drive economic growth and open higher education and employment opportunities for Australia’s fastest-growing region.
With capacity for up to 10,000 students and 1,000 staff, the Bankstown City campus will deliver approximately $140 million a year in additional economic uplift to Canterbury-Bankstown and Western Sydney. It has been awarded a 6-Star Green Star design rating, representing 'World Leadership' in environmentally sustainable building practices.
Western has campuses across Western Sydney, and one in the Sydney CBD. Why? Because we’re not a traditional ‘sandstone’.
We’re a university of the people. And where the people are, so are we.
All our campuses are close to public transport and parking. They’re equipped with stand-out education and technology facilities.
And you’re never far from green spaces, quiet study areas and, of course, some of Sydney’s best food and coffee.
Our research has global impact
Get involved in world-leading research that is changing lives in the communities we serve and around the globe. We’re ranked well-above world standards (Excellence in Research for Australia) ERA 2018 in:
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Cultural Studies
- Ecological Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Evolutionary Biology
- Forestry Sciences
- Oncology and Carcinogenesis
- Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Plant Biology
- Soil Sciences
- Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Environmental Sciences