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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
116 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 ACROSS AUSTRALIA >NEW SOUTH WALES ‘Sydney has a proud heritage of academic excellence, so you can gain a top-quality education while experiencing one of the world’s truly magnificent cities.’ More than 230,000 international students from over 160 countries are enrolled in universities, schools and colleges in New South Wales. The popularity of the State as a destination for international students is due to its commitment to academic excellence and student development. Students from across the globe come to NSW to study in a safe, supportive multicultural environment. Sydney, the capital of NSW, has quality universities, vocational institutes, schools and English language colleges. It has a proud heritage of academic excellence, so you can gain a top-quality education while experiencing one of the world’s truly magnificent cities. Renowned for its iconic beaches and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney offers quality of life in vibrant surroundings. The city has a vast array of cultural and historical activities, as well as outdoor activities on the harbour, in national parks and across the many beaches. The weather is generally mild so you can soak up Sydney’s renowned outdoor lifestyle all year round. Sydney is a multicultural city with people from all over the world. Shops and restaurants provide food from many national cuisines. The city boasts a range of world-class entertainment and sporting venues, cinemas, restaurants, cafes and shopping hubs. So, whatever your interest or budget, there is no shortage of activities while taking a break from your studies. UNIVERSITIES – ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE There are 11 universities throughout the State – six in Sydney and five across NSW. Some of the universities have both city and regional campuses with different courses offered in the various locations. The Sydney universities are: Australian Catholic University; Macquarie University; University of New South Wales; University of Sydney; University of Technology, Sydney; and University of Western Sydney. A number of other Australian universities also have campuses in Sydney, including Central Queensland University, Curtin University and the University of Notre Dame. Across NSW, the universities in regional cities are: Charles Sturt University; Southern Cross University; University of New England; University of Newcastle; and University of Wollongong. All universities offer a range of courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, leading to internationally recognised qualifications. NSW universities are renowned for their courses and research with their centres of excellence and specialist study areas. The universities are involved in global networks of research and academic collaboration, giving you a truly world view. NSW has the oldest university in Australia – the University of Sydney – as well as many more modern university campuses, all with technologically advanced facilities. TOP FIVE >1 Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy the view of the harbour city. >2 Try surfing at one of the many beaches up and down the coast of New South Wales. >3 Enjoy the nightlife in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong or one or the many regional cities across the State. >4 Immerse yourself in the great outdoors from skiing in the Snowy Mountains to bushwalking in a National Park to scuba diving in the ocean to abseiling in the Blue Mountains. >5 See an Australian concert at the Sydney Opera House. New South Wales New South Wales (NSW) is truly a world-class education destination from its vibrant capital, Sydney, to the more relaxed atmosphere of its many regional centres.
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