University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Posted on Nov 2, 2015

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Darren Goodsir - Chief Communications Officer

Darren Goodsir is the Chief Communications Officer for UNSW, Sydney – responsible for the university’s global brand, reputation, media and content, digital strategy, all internal and external communications, and Government relations. He has spent more than 30 years in journalism, communications and public affairs, having led the Sydney Morning Herald through transformative digital change, including technological reforms and wholesale organisational restructuring.

Darren was the Herald’s editor in chief for four years, the culmination of nearly 20 years with Fairfax media. Before this, he worked on The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, the Daily Telegraph, and as a policy advisor for the NSW Police Commissioner and a press secretary for a State government minister. Darren is an experienced public speaker and has regularly chaired commercial and promotional functions. He holds a law degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is a twice-published author. His true crime novel, Line of Fire, published in 1991, formed the basis for the acclaimed ABC mini-series, Blue Murder.

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Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, the University was established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines.

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The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney.

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It has more than 59,000 students and a 7,000-strong research community.

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About UNSW

Established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines, UNSW is a leading Australian university committed to making a difference through pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success.


UNSW has a proud tradition of sustained innovation, focusing on areas critical to our future – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. In the social sciences, UNSW research informs policy and expert commentary in key issues facing society ranging from human rights and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians to public health and population ageing.

UNSW offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. We attract talented students from across Australia and around the world. Our 50,000-plus students come from 128 countries, making us one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities. Our emphasis on quality continues to push up entry standards with record demand from the State’s top school leavers. 

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are Art & Design in Paddington andUNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Partnerships

UNSW Australia is a founding member of the Group of Eight – a coalition of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities – and the prestigious Universitas 21 international network. We are the only Australian member of the Global Alliance of Technological Universities; a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU); and a partner of Coursera, the largest provider of MOOCs in the world. With internationally recognised and award-winning academic staff, we have an impressive standing in global league tables, achieving our highest ratings for research, innovation and facilities.