What is the Campaign?
INSPIRED – the Campaign to support the University of Sydney will see us raise $600 million to fund the pursuit of ideas that will shape the world in which we live.
We embarked on the Campaign in January 2008. From day one, we decided that every person who made a gift, regardless of the dollar amount, would be contributing to our goal. The University of Sydney has a long history of giving. Our supporters are inspired by the work we do and we are inspired by their vision of the future. By launching one of the first major fundraising campaigns of its kind in Australian higher education, we are leading the way towards a new era of partnership with the wider community. As our campaign continues to break fundraising records, it becomes increasingly clear that our supporters are highly engaged with our work and share our passion for making a difference.
What matters to you, matters to us
Reaching our $600 million fundraising target is only part of the Campaign. We are looking to build an engaged community of 40,000 supporters, people who share our ideals and goals, and want to be involved in our achievements. Through philanthropy we create and sustain meaningful relationships with the world around us. Our connections with alumni, industry, public groups and other interested parties help us to identify areas of need in the community. This allows us to invest our time and energy into work that benefits everyone. Funds raised will be used to support our talented students, our inspirational teachers, our exceptional facilities, and our prolific research, and to create more opportunities for Indigenous participation. The Campaign will enhance our position as a leading international university, showcasing the best Australia has to offer on the world’s stage. Be inspired to make a difference. Join the Campaign and become part of our future.
The Campaign board
Find out more, about the people behind INSPIRED – the Campaign to support the University of Sydney.
Our Campaign priorities
Funds raised from INSPIRED – the Campaign to support the University of Sydney will be put to use in the five areas that are most important to us. These priorities align with the University of Sydney Strategic Plan 2011–15. The strategy is our blueprint for the future, guiding us to fulfil our main goal: to enable the brightest researchers and the most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background, to thrive and realise their full potential to benefit both Australia and the wider world.
Students are at the heart of our organisation. We strive to create the best possible experience for all who come here which sometimes means providing help to those in need. Last year, more than 1500 students received financial assistance. Donor generosity is helping to support our dedicated students so they can focus on their studies. Learn more
Our community is illuminated by creative thinkers and brilliant analytical scholars who push the frontiers of knowledge to solve real-world challenges. For generations we have attracted the world’s best teachers and researchers. Because of donor support, our people can explore their greatest passions and become leaders in the field. Learn more
We are at the forefront of major interdisciplinary research initiatives, performing well above the world standard. We are inspired by the incredible potential of our people, who are making significant contributions to solving some of the world’s most critical issues. Through donor generosity, we are able to transform research into results. Learn more
Our Indigenous pathways
The University of Sydney is a uniquely Australian institution, and acknowledges the significance of all Australians in having shaped our identity. It is one of our core objectives to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to increase participation, tackle inequities, and learn to connect with our country’s past, present and future. Through our Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu strategy, we are working to integrate an indigenous perspective into everything we do. Learn more
Our physical infrastructure is as important as our intellectual frameworks. We need to create spaces where people and their ideas can flourish. Our many farsighted benefactors make essential contributions, helping us preserve and improve our buildings and facilities, to create first-class teaching and research centres. Learn more