Australian Catholic university

Australian Catholic university was opened on 1 January 1991, a public not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government. It is open to students and staff of all beliefs and all backgrounds. ACU is Australia's leading Catholic university and is supported by more than 2,000 years of Catholic intellectual tradition. 
ACU has six campuses located in the state capital cities of Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, the national capital, Canberra, and the regional centre of Ballarat. The university has a strategy of research concentration in four areas: Theology and Philosophy; Health; Education; and the Common Good and Social Justice.
Australian Catholic University achieved a number of coveted 'five-star' performance ratings in the 2010 edition of The Good Universities Guide.
The university performed particularly well in the area of indigenous participation, with four out of the six campuses receiving the highest ratings in their individual states for this category. Similarly, the university performed strongly in the areas of access and equity and proportion given credit for TAFE studies.
The most recent report by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), commended ACU for its highly supportive student environment, the outcomes it has achieved for Indigenous students and its positive engagement with the community. It is ranked as one of the best Universities for business in the world.
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The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales (UNSW), 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; 2nd in NSW, behind The University of Sydney 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 one of the most prestigious universities in Australia, ranked in the 81-90th bracket and 5th in Australia in the 2013 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.

UNSW graduates hold more chief executive positions of ASX 200 listed companies than those of any other university in Australia. Australian Government survey data of university graduates have indicated in the past that students who enter the Group of Eight come from higher income families, and that graduates largely have higher paid occupations or positions of influence, prompting claims of elitism and social division. Aside from the main campus in Kensington, UNSW has other campuses located throughout Sydney, including the College of Fine Arts campus in Paddington. In addition, the UNSW Canberra campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy is situated in Canberra.

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The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney (commonly referred to as Sydney University, USyd, or Sydney) is a public Australian university in Sydney. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the 27th most reputable university in the world. In 2013, it was ranked 38th and in the top 0.3% in the QS World University Rankings. Five Nobel or Crafoord laureates have been affiliated with the university as graduates and faculty. The University comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. In 2011 it had 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students.

The main campus spreads across the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington on the southwestern outskirts of the Sydney CBD. Sydney is a member of Australia's Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the Worldwide Universities Network.

The University is also colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities. The 2013-2014 QS World University Rankings placed the University of Sydney 38th, in the top 0.3% overall in the world and 9th in the Asia Pacific. Additionally, it ranked Sydney as the 27th most reputable university in the world. The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject placed Sydney in the top 20 in the world in 11 subjects; more than a third of the 30 measured. The University of Sydney was ranked 8th in the world for Education, 9th in Accounting and Finance and 10th in Law. Additionally, Sydney was placed 12th in English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Linguistics and Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering, the highest in Australia of those subjects. Psychology at Sydney was ranked 14th, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and Communication and Media were ranked 16th, and the Sydney Medical School was ranked 17th. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011–12 placed the University of Sydney 58th, 9th in the Asia Pacific and in the top 0.6% in the world.The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 placed Sydney 21st in Arts and Humanities, 25th in Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health, 36th in Social Sciences and 46th in Engineering and Technology. The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013, placed Sydney as the 49th most reputable in the world.

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Holmes Institute
Holmes Institute is an Australian provider of higher education courses. It is privately owned with campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns and Hong Kong,offering a range of awards from the vocational level through to masters' degrees in business administration and accounting. As a multi-sector provider, Holmes Institute is well positioned as an alternative pathway to higher education. 
Holmes Institute was established in 1963 as a commercial college in Melbourne. It was previously known as 'Holmes College of Management' or simply 'Holmes College'. 
Holmes Institute is driven by a culture of continuous quality improvement and in this context, the institution constantly seeks ways to align its education products with the demands of the labour market. This goal also informs curriculum development at Holmes, which includes fostering a commitment to life-long learning, international perspectives and the advancement of knowledge and understanding among its students.
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Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University was established on 1 July 1989 from the merger of several existing separately-administered Colleges of Advanced Education including the Mitchell College of Advanced Education in Bathurst, the Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education in Albury-Wodonga and the Riverina College of Advanced Education in Wagga Wagga, through the enactment of The Charles Sturt University Act, 1989 (Act No. 76, 1989). It is named in honour of explorer Charles Sturt.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus university located in New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. It has campuses at Bathurst, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Wagga Wagga and Burlington, Ontario (Canada). It also has specialist centres in North Parramatta, Manly (Sydney), and Broken Hill.

CSU courses are also delivered in conjunction with Study Group Australia in Sydney and Melbourne (known as CSU Study Centres).
CSU has various course delivery partnerships with several TAFE institutions across the country.
Recent survey results include: 85% of CSU graduates were in full-time employment at the end of their studies (Graduate Careers Council of Australia). 
CSU scored the highest five-star rating for undergraduate entry flexibility, success in getting a job, and postgraduate positive graduate outcomes (2011 Good Universities Guide)
CSU scored a four-star rating for: staff qualifications; Indigenous participation; Gender balance; Undergraduate graduate outcomes; Postgraduate entry flexibility; Postgraduate graduate starting salary (2011 Good Universities Guide); A consistently high ranking in areas of Getting a Job, Positive Graduate Outcomes and Graduate Starting Salary (Hobson's Good Universities Guide, 2010). 
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Macquarie University
Macquarie University is an Australian public teaching and research university in Macquarie Park, New South Wales. Macquarie is ranked in the 201st-300th bracket and 8th-9th in Australia in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. The university comprises four faculties, and is the fourth largest University in Sydney. At present, the university offers 87 undergraduate courses and 124 different postgraduate courses to students. The university is governed by a 17-member Council. It's main campus is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north-west of the Sydney CBD and is set on 126 hectares of rolling lawns and natural bushland.
Macquarie University also has the largest student exchange programme in Australia. The university is also ranked among the national top five recipients of relative research income.
Also affiliated with the university are several research centres, schools and institutes including the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australian Proteome Analysis Facility, the Institute of Human Cognition and Brain Science, the Macquarie University Research Park and the Macquarie University Hospital.
Macquarie University's linguistics department developed the Macquarie Dictionary, the copyright on which it still owns.
Macquarie has been consistently ranked in the top 10 Universities in Australia and among the top 200 Universities in the world by various sources.
The Economist 2009 Full Time MBA rankings ranked the university's Graduate School of Management at 55th in the world, 4th in the Asia-Pacific region and 2nd in Australia following Melbourne University's Melbourne Business School.
Recent investments of over $1billion in infrastructure have allowed MU to offer students and researchers the best technology and facilities, such as:
Australia's most technologically advanced private hospital on a university campus; Australian Hearing Hub; global headquarters of Cochlear Ltd; a state-of-the-art library featuring a robotic book storage and retrieval system; a swimming and sports complex; an on-campus railway station.
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University of Western Sydney
The University of Western Sydney, also known as UWS, is a multi-campus, university in the Greater Western region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

UWS has campuses in Greater Western Sydney - Parramatta, Richmond, Blacktown, Penrith (comprising Werrington South, Werrington North, and Kingswood), Bankstown, and Campbelltown. UWS is a provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher research degrees. In recent years UWS has opened a medical school. If all UWS campuses were to be combined, it would total approximately 1713.50 hectares.
In 2013 UWS was successful in obtaining over $5.8 million in grants from the prestigious Australian Research Council for 18 Discovery Projects, placing it 11th out of 40 universities in Australia.
The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment was officially opened in 2012, funded by a $40 million grant from the Australian Government Education Investment Fund. It houses some of the largest and most complex facilities in the world for researching the effects of climate change.
In 2013, UWS was ranked 28th among Australian Universities by the Australian Education Network. 
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University of Technology Sydney
The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is a university in the CBD of Sydney, Australia. It was ranked in the 401st–500th bracket and 17th–19th in Australia in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Although its antecedent institutions go back as far as 1893, they took new shapes from the 1960s, creating a new University focused on practice-oriented education with strong links to industry, the professions and the community, and with a growing research reputation and a strong commitment to internationalisation. On 26 January 1988 — with the commencement of the University of Technology, Sydney Act — the former New South Wales Institute of Technology became the University of Technology, Sydney. It is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities and has the fifth largest enrolment in Sydney.
UTS offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines such as architecture, built environment, business, communication, design, education, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and science.
The University of Technology, Sydney is an interesting mix of architectural styles reflecting the different periods in which the buildings and grounds were constructed and renovated. The famous 'Tower' building is an example of brutalist architecture with square and block concrete designs. Built following massive student protests in U.S. colleges like Berkeley and Kent State University, the building was designed to do away with large, outdoor areas and hence limit students' ability to stage large protests. The Haymarket campus (building 5) combines a modern interior with the remaining exterior of the old markets building, and the recently completed buildings 4 and 6 are designed with an element of high-tech architecture.
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