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From The Vice Chancellor


From The Vice Chancellor

Professor Ian Jacobs - President & Vice-Chancellor of The University of New South WalesAt UNSW Australia, we are focused on providing our students with an outstanding education to permit them to pursue outstanding opportunities. 

To that end, in 2015 I was proud to launch our UNSW 2025 Strategy focused on three priorities - Academic Excellence, Social Engagement and Global Impact.  We aim to achieve great things over the next decade and the success of our future students is key to achieving our goals. We prepare top-notch students to go out into the world equipped with the skills and experiences that they need to contribute to their communities.

Over the past seven years, we have invested more than $1.2 billion in new facilities for students and researchers across our three campuses, demonstrating our commitment to providing our students with cutting-edge facilities and access to lecturers who are world leaders in their fields. But a great university does more than provide its students with the finest teachers and state-of-the-art facilities – it also provides a contemporary and engaging campus life for its students.

UNSW campuses abound with meetings places, food outlets, social activities and clubs, sport and a wide range of accommodation to meet the diverse needs of our student body.

New College is an integral part of the rich and varied community life at UNSW. Home to 565 UNSW students, New College supports these individuals academically and personally, and in turn, its residents actively engage in and contribute to campus life.

By providing a collegial environment for its residents, New College assists the University to attract students with the highest potential from around the world. New College’s distinguished alumni include 4 Rhodes Scholars, over 70 University Medallists and leaders in business, government, the law, academia, the arts and varied professions.

I would like to extend to you a very warm welcome to UNSW Australia and to New College. I hope your experiences here will be memorable and always enjoyable.

Professor Ian Jacobs
President and Vice-Chancellor