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24 August 2020

Algorithms workers can't see are increasingly pulling the management strings

Handing management to algorithms creates 'black-box bosses' whose decision-making is hard to understand or question, writes Dr Alex Veen with co-authors in The Conversation.
24 August 2020

Opening-up Melbourne again?

The incidence of COVID-19 across Melbourne marks a stark divide, with case numbers much more heavily concentrated in the north and west than in the south or east. What are the factors contributing to this spatial pattern? How can Melbourne ‘re-open’ in a way that tackles entrenched disadvantage? Adjunct Professor John Stanley and Associate Professor Janet Stanley discuss these questions and more, below.
21 August 2020

University of Sydney Beta Alpha Psi team sweeps international awards

The University of Sydney chapter of international student organisation Beta Alpha Psi has again been recognised for its outstanding performance at the 2020 Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting.
21 August 2020

What's the best business major for me?

The University of Sydney Business School offers one of the largest ranges of majors of any business school in Australia. Explore our full list of Bachelor of Commerce majors and the career possibilities they offer.
11 August 2020

Feeling glum? 10 positive stories you may have missed

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still some good happening in the world. Here are ten of the University of Sydney's most promising and positive stories that you may have missed.
10 August 2020

How the shady world of the data industry strips away our freedoms

Practices of big technology companies pose threats to our privacy and democracy, writes Associate Professor Uri Gal from the University of Sydney Business School.
04 August 2020

Sydney launches masterclasses on leadership post-COVID for students

The University of Sydney Business School will launch a unique program which includes a suite of masterclasses and workshops on leadership in a post-COVID world, available to students in Semester 2, 2020.
03 August 2020

More people travelling for social reasons since initial COVID-19 restrictions

A rising number of Australians are travelling for social and recreational reasons since the initial coronavirus travel restrictions, according to initial findings of a survey by the University of Sydney's Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies.
03 August 2020

Pooled testing to help Australia tackle the second wave of COVID-19

Pooled testing is a cost-effective method of testing in which a single test is run on a group of samples. Dr Saman Eskandarzadeh and Professor Ben Fahimnia explain how it could help Australia tackle a second wave of COVID-19 whilst reducing the need for tough restrictions.
30 July 2020

Resilience and empathy vital for leaders post-COVID: global survey

A global survey of over 1,700 professionals, including University of Sydney Business School alumni, has found corporate employees are more focused on communicating with their offshore colleagues than they were before the pandemic.