Our research and professional staff along with our graduates have had an impact all over the world. From the invention of x-ray crystallography, penicillin and the Olympic torch to Australia’s first female Queen’s Counsel, Supreme Court judge, and state governor – they have made vital contributions.
We were our state’s first university. The first to offer degrees in science and business. And the first to establish a conservatorium of music. Our people have embodied our spirit of history making.
Some of our pioneering women
As the first University in Australia to admit women to all our degree courses on an equal basis to men, pioneering women are part of our DNA.
Some of our ones to watch
Our alumni are part of a large global community comprising more than 171,828 graduates across 150 countries. They all have a story to tell.
Celebrating some of our people
Our staff are at the core of the University and their individual stories all contribute to the wonderful community that we have built over 150 years.