University of New South Wales

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The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW or colloquially as New South, is a university in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, Australia.

Founded in 1949, it is recognised as one of Australia’s leading teaching and research institutions, and has developed a strong reputation in a number of fields.[4]

The University is a member of Australia's "Group of Eight" coalition of universities, and is also a founding member of Universitas 21, an international network of leading research-intensive universities.

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Ranking and performance

The University was ranked 46th on the 2010 QS World University Rankings, ranking fifth among Australian universities. [6]

UNSW was ranked Number 1 in Australia for Computer Science in the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and was the only Australian university to make the top 100 list. UNSW was also the most cited Australian university in Computer Science, Engineering, Maths, and Psychology from 2002 to 2009 according to the Thomson Reuters-Indexed Journals. In 2008, an analysis from Thomson Scientific, global research and development analysts, showed that UNSW is one of the top three institutions in Australia for leading in particular fields, dominating in mathematics, psychiatry and psychology. In these areas, the top three Australian institutions were the University of Sydney, UNSW and the University of Melbourne, respectively.[7]

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