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01 July 2020

Hugh Harley appointed Professor of Practice (Global Economy)

Alumnus and former PwC Financial Services Leader (Asia-Pacific), Hugh Harley brings his industry and teaching experience to his new role as Professor of Practice (Global Economy).
26 June 2020

7 reasons why hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup is awesome

Expect a surge in interest in soccer from Soccer Mums and their kids around Australia. The government will need to urgently invest in facilities.
26 June 2020

10 ways an arts degree can change the world

Passion, new perspectives, and an understanding of the past and the future are some of the best ways to make a difference to our world, writes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison.  

25 June 2020

Politics student wins University Medal and Michael Jackson Prize

Bachelor Arts/Bachelor of Laws student Nina Dillon Britton has been awarded the 2020 University Medal and Michael Jackson Prize for achieving the highest mark in Government honours.
24 June 2020

Call for SCRIPTS 2020 doctoral fellowships now open

The Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) is offering up to four postdoctoral fellowships within its International Research College (IRC).
23 June 2020

Virtual and augmented realities: six thorny questions you need to ask

A vast literature review of the ethics of virtual and augmented reality technologies has revealed dilemmas across six key areas.
23 June 2020

Students win hackathon for plan to help SMEs post-COVID-19 recovery

Business and arts students have won first place in the Australia/New Zealand regional competition of Call for Code, working with IBM to plan a one-stop-shop to help small and medium-sized enterprises recover from COVID-19.
22 June 2020

From HAL 9000 to Westworld’s Dolores: the pop culture robots that influenced smart voice assistants

Two media scholars analysed how Siri, Alexa and other smart voice assistants got their distinctive voices. Their work reveals the consequences of this on consumers, and ultimately, society at large.
19 June 2020

Why Brexit will last forever

Brexit, the word and the movement, are less than a decade old. But if you want to understand Britain’s split from Europe, Dr Marco Duranti argues that you need to know the history of Europeanism, Euroscepticism, populism and the role of British Conservatives in reuniting Europe after World War II.
19 June 2020

Project to end violence against women in New Guinea wins global competition

PhD candidate in Sociology, Kaiya Aboagye and her team have won the prestigious Map the System Global Competition, which challenges students to create systemic social or environmental change.