Why Western

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 unis in the world, we are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage with.

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1st in the World for Gender Equality

Western has been ranked 1st in the world for its work to address gender equality, and 2nd for reducing inequalities by promoting inclusive and equitable quality education, according to the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

We prepare you for life after uni

Nine out of 10 employers say great things about our graduates, including that they’re more adaptable, employable, 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

Top 10 of Young Universities.

Top 100 globally for Nursing.

Number 1 in the world for Gender Equality.

Top 100 globally for Sociology.

QS World Rankings by subject

The Western Experience

Free digital textbooks

All students enrolled in first-year subjects will receive free digital textbooks in 2019. This initiative is one of the world’s largest provisions of free textbooks for commencing university students. With the average cost of a text book being $100 per book, our students receive up to $800 worth of value. The textbooks will be available as digital textbooks, on any device, on campus or at home. There are a small number of units that will require printed textbooks, and students in those units will be advised on how
and where to access them.

Get ready for the campus of the future

To meet the needs of tomorrow’s workplace, you need access to a new kind of campus. The campus of the future. Western has you covered.

We are so excited to announce the opening of our five-star campus in the Parramatta CBD – one of the most technologically advanced teaching and research spaces in the world.

It’s joined by our brand-new Liverpool City campus – a 3000m2, technology-rich, purpose-built facility based in Macquarie Street –  and our state-of-the-art, multi-storey campus in Bankstown CBD.

Modern campuses located near you. Explore our Sydney City campus.

Convenient locations

Western has eight 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 above or well-above world standards for research in:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Ecological Applications
  • Social Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Plant Biology
  • Forestry Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics

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