Industry & Partnerships

UNSW is a global leader in education and research. For us to provide a rich and worldly educational experience, we rely on a vast number of partnerships, ties and connections to leading groups and organisations. 

UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8), a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities. Membership in the Go8 aims to strengthen Australia’s contribution to global developments and participate in the generation and preservation of knowledge. 

UNSW is also a member of the prestigious international network Universitas 21, the leading global network of research universities. 

We have meaningful connections with academic institutions and groups in a range of industries across the world, as well as strong relationships with renowned organisations across our faculty disciplines. 

Our network of partner organisations and industry connections continues to grow through our sustained efforts in building partnerships that benefit our student, academic and research communities. 

Student Internships & Work Placement

Students have the opportunity to build upon in-class learnings and gain valuable professional experience by working with our industry and community partners. You can explore real-world scenarios, develop deeper industry insight and come up with creative solutions to problems through internships and work placements. 

Our placements introduce employers to potential future employees, allow you to begin creating contacts and networks within industry and assist in your professional development. 

Organisations where our students have completed their work placements include: 

  • Amnesty International Australia
  • Australian Broadcasting Authority
  • Australian Business Foundation
  • Bell Shakespeare Company
  • Health Department of NSW
  • Lowy Institute for International Policy
  • NSW Heritage Office
  • Oxfam Australia
  • Qantas
  • Rolling Stone Magazine
  • SBS Radio and Television
  • Sydney Writers' Festival