Founded in 1850 by the University of Sydney Act , the University of Sydney is Australia’s first university. It is a is a public research university. It is among the world's leading universities for its quality education system. It also received from Queen Victoria, The Royal Charter in 1858.
There are over 59,000 students attending the University. The college offers undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral courses. It has a number of endowments and legacies bequeathed to its name. It consists of 3 University schools and 6 faculties.