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Facts & figures

Global leaders in public health

  • #3 in Australia and #34 in the world for public health ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
  • #3 in the world 2021 QS Subject Rankings for public health research into sports and physical activity
  • 42 Student placement sites across 7 countries
  • Founded in 1930 Australia's first school of public health

The University of Sydney School of Public Health

Creating a healthier future
For 90 years, we have been tackling the greatest health challenges the world faces by providing quality education, conducting high-impact research and translating knowledge into action.

About Sydney School of Public Health

Founded in 1930, Sydney School of Public Health is Australia’s first and leading school of public health. Each day, our researchers and graduates are tackling global health challenges and striving to improve equity in communities locally and around the world.

Our vision is for a global community in which everyone’s needs for good health and wellbeing are met. We actualise this vision by providing a wide range of education and research opportunities for students and academics.

Our academics maximise the school's research impact by working alongside institutions such as the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation and Australian governments at local, state and federal levels to bring the benefits of public health policy and practice to the people who need it most.

Our people

Head of School and Dean

Professor Joel Negin
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Sydney School of Public Health

  • +61 2 9036 9019 (Head of School)

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