The University of New South Wales, founded in 1949, is a research-focused university based in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In 2013, it was ranked 52nd in the world; 1st for social sciences and management in NSW, and 5th in Australia in the QS World University Rankings. The university is a member of the "Group of Eight" coalition of leading Australian universities and is also a founding member of Universitas 21, an international network of leading research-intensive universities. It is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious and selective universities in Australia.
The main 38 hectare Kensington campus features award winning architecture, natural surroundings and exceptional sport and recreational facilities, including an Olympic sized indoor pool, courts, ovals, bars, food courts and medical clinic. The Kensington campus is located 15 minutes from the CBD and airport and about 2 kilometres from Sydney’s famous beaches, Coogee and Bondi.