The University of Sydney, Australia's first university, was established in 1850.
Today, with a rich diversity of courses and a reputation for teaching and research excellence, the University attracts students and staff from around the world. Many of the academic staff and graduates are leaders in their respective fields, making major contributions both locally and internationally.The central campus is situated in the heart of multicultural Sydney, the nation's commercial capital and host city for the 2000 Olympic Games. The mix of heritage and modern buildings, the proximity to a vibrant city life, and Sydney's spectacular harbour provides a unique learning and social environment.As one of Australia's leading universities, the University of Sydney is a key member of:* The Group of Eight Australia's major research - intensive universities; and* The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). Sydney is one of two Australian universities in this group of prestigious universities with members from Asia, the United States and South America.