Facts & figures

  • 45 years The University of Sydney has partnered with the Westmead Health Precinct for over 45 years
  • 2,000 Students
  • 1,000 Researchers
  • 4 Flagship research centres
  • $85M Invested into Westmead Health Precinct by the University of Sydney
  • $49M Generated research income per annum
  • $25M In funding received from NSW Health for a new viral vector manufacturing facility


A global centre of multidisciplinary innovation for 45 years
Westmead is the centre of transformational health services, research and education in Western Sydney, internationally recognised for its depth and scale of expertise.

As one of the largest health precincts in Australia, we’re creating new ways of solving health challenges through integrated research, education, technology and collaboration. Home to around 2,000 students and 1,000 staff members and affiliates, Westmead Health Precinct is a state-of-the-art centre for study, research and clinical placements.

The University of Sydney has invested over $85 million into the precinct, providing new education facilities, upgrades to existing spaces, and a suite of new academic programs and initiatives alongside our partners at the precinct. Since 2016, Westmead has generated $49 million in research income per annum, including affiliated medical institutes.

Strategic research at Westmead

The University of Sydney’s research centres in Westmead leverage their unique context in western Sydney, with its diverse populations and prevalence of chronic illness, to address the causes of chronic disease locally, nationally and globally.

By offering a transformational approach to solving problems – both in health and through multidisciplinary collaboration – we go outside the walls of the University into community and society and improve the lives of the communities we serve. 

Our four research centres at Westmead contribute to largest and most dynamic translational research ecosystem in Australia, with a focus on person-centred innovation and education: the Charles Perkins Centre, the Brain and Mind Centre, the Sydney Infectious Diseases Institute and the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC)

The Westmead Research Hub is a collaboration between several organisations specialising in medical research, health and education.

The hub undertakes projects that encourage collaboration, sharing both physical resources and the brainpower of its members. It aims to grow Westmead as a world-renowned leader in health and medical research through strength in numbers.

5 reasons to study honours at Westmead

Study at Westmead

Our staff and students are based across the Westmead Precinct in three major medical research institutes, two large-scale University of Sydney teaching hospitals and the largest pathology service in NSW.  

The University’s presence at Westmead, continued for more than forty years since Westmead Hospital was established, provides our students with access to some of the best clinicians and researchers in Australia and internationally.

In 2021 the University opened its new space in Westmead Hospital Block K. The University’s space spans approximately 5000sqm and includes new technology-enabled learning and study spaces for students and a central staff workplace.

As a clearly defined University space and central precinct meeting point, our space here fosters collaboration and communication amongst all our staff and students and increased integration between the University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Faculty of Medicine and Health

  • Sydney Dental School
  • Sydney Medical School (The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School)
  • Sydney Medical School (Westmead Clinical School)
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • Sydney Nursing School
  • Sydney School of Public Health

Faculty of Engineering

Students can also apply for a number of scholarships. Find out more on the University Scholarships page.

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