The University of Sydney (USYD) is a public research institute founded in 1850—making it the oldest university in Australia. The university's primary location is the Camperdown/Darlington campus. There are nine other USYD campuses and research facilities in Sydney and other parts of Australia, including the One Tree Island Research Station near the Great Barrier Reef, which facilitates research on climate change and geology. The university has 16 academic faculties, including agriculture and environment, arts and social sciences, business, engineering and information technologies, and medicine. The Brain and Mind Centre, the China Studies Centre, and the Centre for Carbon, Water, and Food are a few of the university's more than 70 research centers.
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- Undergraduate students: 35,500
- Graduate students: 25,500
About the Location
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the most populated city in Australia, with an estimated population of more than five million. Sydney has more than 2.5 million acres of nature reserves and parks, including Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, Royal Botanic Garden, and Hyde Park. A top tourist destination with a temperate climate, the city is known for attractions such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House. USYD's main campus is in the heart of downtown and one of six public universities in Sydney.