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The University of Sydney
Latin: Universitas Sidneiensis
Motto Sidere mens eadem mutato (Latin)
Motto in English Literal: Though the constellations change, the mind is universal

Meaning: The traditions of the older universities of the Northern Hemisphere are continued here in the Southern
Established 1850
Type Public
Endowment A$829 million]
Chancellor Position Vacant
Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence
Visitor The Governor of New South Wales ex officio
Admin. staff 3,081 (FTE academic, 2008)
Students 49,020 (2011)
Undergraduates 32,393 (2011)
Postgraduates 16,627 (2011)
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
33°53′16″S 151°11′14″E / 33.88778°S 151.18722°E / -33.88778; 151.18722
Campus Urban, parks

Red, Gold & Blue  

Affiliations Group of Eight, APRU, ASAIHL, WUN

The University of Sydney is a public university in Sydney, Australia. The main campus is in the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania. In 2011, it had 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students.

The University of Sydney is organised into sixteen faculties and schools. They offer bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. The univsersity often ranks amongst the best universities in Australia and Oceania. In 2012, it was ranked 39th in the world; 3rd in Australia, behind Australian National University (24th) and the University of Melbourne (36th) in the 2012 QS World University Rankings.

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