The University of New South Wales has its origins in The Sydney Technical College, Ultimo which sought to teach and apply scientific and ‘special knowledge’. From these foundations, in 1949 The NSW University of Technology was established at Kensington to advance scientific and technological innovation to a higher level. The University was later re-named The University of New South Wales in 1959 and added Faculties of Medicine and Arts. Since then, in addition to the initial core interests of science and technology, the University has come to excel in Commerce, Law, Life Sciences, Management and Fine Arts.
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UNSW’s international reputation grew from the recruitment of research staff from overseas and with international student enrolments from its founding decades.
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