Professor Deborah Sweeney
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Western Sydney University is a large, student-centred, research-led University. Western embraces Australia’s global city, Sydney, and is located in Australia's most economically significant and fastest growing region, Western Sydney.
Established in 1989, the University can proudly trace its history back to 1891 through the Hawkesbury Agricultural College. Today the University has over 170,000 alumni, 44,000 students and 3,500 staff.
The University is now ranked in all major global university ranking systems within the top three per cent of universities worldwide, as well as the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years of age according to the prestigious Times Higher Education rankings.
Western Sydney University is a growing research leader in Australia. The University combines world class facilities with a focus on real world impact to nurture the next generation of innovative, solution oriented researchers. In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national report, 80 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at world standard or above.
Western Sydney University believes the potential for success is unlimited for those with drive, talent, confidence and ambition. The University’s researchers share a passion for making a difference in their communities, locally and globally.