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Important contributors to the University community
Affiliates support the University’s core functions and range from office holders to consultants and contractors and members of University committees.

An affiliate is appointed or engaged by the University to perform duties or functions and is recognised for their contribution to the University. An affiliate is not a paid staff member of the University and may be based in Australia or overseas.

Types of affiliates

Affiliates include the following groups of people who support the University community on one of our campuses:

  • Honorary title holders (includes honorary, visiting, adjunct, clinical, conjoint  titles and emeritus professors)
  • Research affiliates (contributors to a research output but do not hold an honorary title)
  • Consultants and contractors to the University
  • Holders of offices in University entities
  • Members of boards of University foundations
  • Members of University committees
  • Volunteers (find out more about volunteering at the University)
  • Any other persons appointed or engaged by the University to perform duties or functions on its behalf

For further information on becoming an affiliate at the University of Sydney, including eligibility criteria and the approval process, please refer to the Affiliates Policy (pdf, 0.1MB)

If you have any questions, please contact the faculty or school you wish to be affiliated with.

Faculty of Medicine and Health affiliation

Play your part in shaping the future of health in Australia and globally. As an affiliate, you will be a part of the University of Sydney academic community through the valued affiliation title for an agreed period of time. Read more information on affiliation in the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school, centre or medical research institute you wish to be affiliated with.