Professor Les Field


UNSW has improved its overall ranking by five spots in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, and is the top Australian university in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.

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We need to support our world-class researchers and research infrastructure to create knowledge and innovation, rather than putting future wealth and well-being at risk by plundering science for short-term savings, writes Les Field.

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UNSW and ABC RN have launched Top 5 under 40, an exciting initiative to find Australia's early-career researchers with a flair and passion for communicating their work.

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Les Field has been elected to the Council of the Australian Academy of Science, as Secretary for Science Policy.


UNSW has performed strongly in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities, moving into the top 150.


UNSW has been named as Australia’s most innovative university, winning the higher education category of the Thomson Reuters Citation and Innovation Awards 2012.

In a first for Australia, UNSW will offer most of its intellectual property to companies for free, in a radical step to turn more university research into real-world applications.

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UNSW has secured the top position in Australia for university research partnerships with industry, winning the most funding in the latest round of ARC Linkage Project grants.

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UNSW has once again received the most funding of any university in Linkage grants from the Australian Research Council - winning $9.3 million in the latest round.

UNSW has received the most funding for any university in the country - $47.8 million - in the Australian Research Council's latest round of grants.