Why give to the University of Sydney?

We were Australia’s first university, and we are still here today. We know how to run a successful institution, to evolve over time and not just survive, but thrive.

We are at the forefront of major multidisciplinary research and our people are making significant contributions towards solving some of the world’s most serious issues. We believe turning the world’s brightest minds to the biggest problems is the way to change things for the better.

Philanthropy has played a critical role in our evolution and growth and we must build on this foundation to ensure we remain a great public university. It allows us to explore new research initiatives, taking advantage of opportunities as they arise, allocating the necessary discretionary funds to launch programs and recruit world-class researchers to address the real-world challenges we face today.

We continue to attract high-calibre staff and students from around the world. Our cohort of international students enhances the Australian economy, and strengthens our nation’s international reputation.

As one of the premier research universities in the world, it is our responsibility to not just maintain our standing, but to improve on it.


A history of giving

A history of giving

From our earliest days, our donors have played a critical role in the University’s ability to contribute to the communities we serve. Their gifts live on in sandstone, books, equipment, ideas and in the achievements of our people.
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INSPIRED stories

The insight and generosity of our donors continue to impact what we do. Read on to discover the difference your gifts have made.
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A message from the Vice-Chancellor

INSPIRED – the Campaign to support the University of Sydney is a celebration of all that we are capable of delivering. By working together in pursuit of our shared passions, we can make a real difference for future generations.
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Investment and Capital Management

Investment and Capital Management is responsible for managing the University of Sydney’s endowment and trust assets, investment funds and commercial real estate investments.