The University marked this exceptional milestone with a Celebratory BBQ on August 16 2023, providing an opportunity for students to mingle, connect and learn.
Sponsored by the Vice-Chancellor, the afternoon was packed with activities that celebrated our global community.
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Mark Scott said it was heartening to see such a strong turnout of staff and students celebrating this milestone for the University.
“A century ago the University of Sydney proudly opened its doors to our first international students, laying the foundations for the proud, vibrant and multicultural community that we have today,” the Vice-Chancellor said.
"Our student body's rich diversity enhances campus life and strengthens our global alumni network, which now has more than 420,000 members across more than 200 countries.
“As we celebrate the many cultures and stories that continue to shape our legacy, we are reminded that Sydney is still a very popular destination for students who want a world-class education and an unforgettable experience, in a city that is dedicated to embracing diversity."
Explore upcoming events and find out what's happening on campus to mark over 100 years since we welcomed the first international students to our University and to celebrate our diverse student community.