The History of UWS


The University of Western Sydney inherited many of Sydney’s historic architectural and social ‘jewels’. It emerged as a result of the growth of social and educational institutions founded in centres and along pathways laid down by the Indigenous peoples even before colonisation. This heritage is a living reality both for the University and its communities. In a sense, then, UWS is the steward for

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heritages both for Greater Western Sydney and Australia as a whole.  It is also the major trans-regional institution in Sydney's West, a source of pride and achievement for the people of Western Sydney, who see the University as 

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