The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a world-class research and teaching university situated in Kensington, NSW, Australia. It was founded in 1949 as the New South Wales University of Technology. The University is a member of Australia's "Group of Eight" leading research intensive universities, and a founding member of the Universitas 21 international consortium.

The University has the following faculties:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Australian School of Business
- Australian Defence Force Academy
- Faculty of the Built Environment
- College of Fine Arts
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Science

The University has a number of residential colleges, including: Basser College, Warrane College, Goldstein College, International House, New College, Philip Baxter College, Shalom College and Creston College.

Rankings and Ratings:

- According to the Times Higher Education QS World University Rankings, it is placed 47th globally in 2009 (one of six Australian institutions to make the top 50). It is also rated 18th for employer satisfaction with the quality of its graduates in the workplace.

- 5th nationally and 45th among the world's best institutions (THES 2008). The Faculty of Engineering is rated 1st in Australia and 27th in the world. It is also rated 3rd in the nation and 39th internationally for Natural Sciences, 5th nationally and 51st internationally for Arts and Humanities, 5th nationally and 28th internationally for Social Sciences, 6th nationally and 50th in the world for Life Sciences & Biomedicine.

- Awarded the maximum five-star rating for seven key performance indicators: research grants, research intensivity, student-staff ratio, cultural diversity, graduate starting salary, staff qualifications and positive graduate outcomes (2010 Good Universities Guide).

- The university was recognised for its outstanding performance in learning and teaching in the Australian Government's 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund. It is ranked No. 1 for business, law and economics as well as for science, engineering, computing and architecture; and rated in the top A1 band for humanities, arts and education.

- The Faculty of Law is the only faculty of a public university in the nation to receive top rating across all categories of assessment in the Good Universities Guide 2009.

- The AGSM full time MBA ia rated the best in Australia and among the top 40 MBAs worldwide in the Financial Times rankings 2008.

- UNSW graduates earn the highest starting salary in Australia (median salary of first degree Australian graduates), according to The Australian Graduate Survey.

- 1st among Group of 8 Universities (2008 Learning and Teaching - Band A1).

- 4th in the nation and 64th in the world, according to the Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities 2006.

- 10th in the Asia-Pacific region and 2nd among Australian universities by Asiaweek (2000).
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek