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Impact of giving

Giving today. Changing tomorrow.

Each and every gift to the University of Sydney has an impact, no matter the size. Together, we’ve achieved amazing things. Here are just some of the stories of impact our donors are having on students, research and the world.

Latest impact stories

27 July 2022

$3.5m donation ensures the future of Tibetan Buddhist studies in Australia

Khyentse Foundation's $3.5m gift guarantees the future of Tibetan Buddhist studies at the University, including teaching, research and community outreach.
01 June 2022

A history of supporting education for all

Some of our most enduring lessons as a university come from those who served us during our founding years. Their steadfast dedication and vision continue to guide us as a university for all.

03 May 2022

New arrivals welcomed through Refugee Language Program

Volunteer teachers and tutors are working with recently arrived refugees to build English language skills and settle into Australia through the University of Sydney's Refugee Language Program.

03 May 2022

Showing up for others, thanks to supporters

With a 148-year history, Student Bursaries remain a critical lifeline for students in desperate need of financial support. For Tim Bishop they have enabled him to focus on realising his career aspiration as a linguist whilst raising a young family.

16 March 2022

Australia's sustainable transport future gets $7.9 million boost

Neil Smith, an internationally successful transport business owner, envisions a green transport future for Australia and is donating $7.9m to the University to help make that a reality.

03 March 2022

Pride of place: a new scholarship supports the LGBTIQ+ community

Balancing the demands of university with a commitment to volunteering and activism, Hayden struggled to make ends meet. A new scholarship changed everything.
23 February 2022

Discovery of new Hendra virus variant example of being proactive on emerging diseases

University of Sydney-led research has uncovered an unrecognised variant of the Hendra virus, prompting re-evaluation of spillover risk from horses and their carers to other humans.
17 December 2021

From war-torn Syria to the stages of Sydney

Yamaha artist, Sako Dermenjian is to complete a Masters degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music through the Greta Davis Equity Scholarship for Musically Talented Students.
16 December 2021

World-first consortium to fight global corneal blindness

In a world first, Australian leaders in corneal bioengineering have collaborated to form BIENCO, a consortium that will develop bioengineered eye tissue to treat corneal blindness.

02 December 2021

THC in blood and saliva are poor measures of cannabis impairment

The findings contrast with the much stronger relationship between blood alcohol concentrations and driving impairment, with implications for the application of drug-driving laws globally.