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From the President and Vice-Chancellor

Welcome – I am delighted to introduce you to UNSW - Australia's Global University.

In 2015, UNSW Australia entered into a wide-ranging consultation with staff, our students, alumni and partners to capture ideas and aspirations for our 10 year strategy. The response was exciting and gratifying, with lively discussion and debate, as well as the submission of many thousands of ideas and comments.

All of these aspirations were captured in the UNSW 2025 Strategy which sets out an innovative, ambitious and altruistic agenda, reflecting a conviction across our University to achieve great things during the next decade.

People are at the heart of this strategy.

UNSW is already at the cutting edge of academia with a strong and growing international reputation. A global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous differences to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

The announcement of our largest-ever academic recruitment initiative is a key step in augmenting our existing world-leading research capabilities.

Over the next four years, we will recruit more than 900 additional new researcher positions across all faculties and all levels of the university. This will comprise:

  • Up to 290 new world leading researchers and rising stars and

  • 700 new PhD scholars.

We encourage you to explore further how a career at Australia's global university can help us make a difference to the lives of people around the world.

Next Steps

If you think that a career at UNSW Australia is right for you, I encourage you to

Working together we can become a global leader in discovery, impact, education and thought leadership. 


Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW Australia
Professor Ian Jacobs
President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW Australia