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24 September
Dr Fengji Luo
The Australian named Faculty of Engineering academics, Director of the UBTECH Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre Professor Dacheng Tao, Professor Qing Li, Dr Fengji Luo, Dr David Boland, Dr Sasha Rubin, and Business School academics, Professors David Hensher and Ben Fahimnia in a list of Australia’s top 50 engineering and computer science researchers. Dr Zengxia Pei from Sydney Nano and Dr Tongliang Liu from the School of Computer Science were named as rising stars for materials engineering and computer vision and pattern recognition, respectively. 

Dr Fiona Stanaway
2SER (Radio) interviewed School of Public Health academic Dr Fiona Stanaway on whether taxis are COVID-Safe. ABC Online also quoted Dr Stanaway. 

17 September
Associate Professor Anna Boucher
SBS quoted Associate Professor Anna Boucher from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the consequences of the lowest migration levels to Australia in 10 years.

Professor Ben Saul 
ABC quoted by Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about the legal significance of Australian authorities obtaining communications involving Chinese diplomats.

14 September
Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low 
The Brisbane Times quoted Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low from the Sydney School of Health Sciences about additional reasons why people living in aged care homes may die as the result of COVID-19, including a lack of activity because they are locked down.

Dr Mark Post 
The Sentinel (India) mentioned a webinar co-presented by Dr Mark Post from the Department of Linguistics about linguistic issues in northeast India.

10 September
Dr Fiona Stanaway
ABC online quoted Dr Fiona Stanaway from the School of Public Health about the risks of spreading COVID-19 while dancing.

7 September
Dr Arunima Malik 
CNN interviewed Dr Arunima Malik from Integrated Sustainability Analysis and the School of Physics and Business School about the travel industry, emissions, and COVID-19, citing world-first research into the socio-economic and environmental effects of the pandemic. It was syndicated in Australia and the US. Dr Malik was also quoted on Nine.com.au about her research on the global drop in emissions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 September
Dr Wei Li
SBS TV news and SBS online reported on the joint study by the University of Sydney Business School and KPMG Australia, The New Chinese Australia Entrepreneurs. Phoenix TV (Hong Kong) interviewed co-author Dr Wei Li from the Business School.

Professor Hans Hendrischke
Phoenix TV (Hong Kong) interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about Australia's trade and economic relationship with China.

31 August
Associate Professor Ying Zhang 
ABC TV News interviewed Associate Professor Ying Zhang from the School of Public Health about how migrants in Australia are being forced to adapt as Australia’s changing climate creates new pressures

Professor Hans Hendrischke 
Xinhua (China) published a commentary piece that mentioned the joint report by the University of Sydney Business School and KPMG Australia, which found Chinese investment in Australia fell nearly 60 percent in the last 12 months. Sky News also mentioned the Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia report. The New Daily quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about the federal government’s proposal to allow the Foreign Minister to cancel deals under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Dr Arunima Malik
The Australian quoted Dr Arunima Malik from the School of Physics and Business School about her research on the socio-economic and environmental impacts of COVID-19 and economic and social recovery from the pandemic.

Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson
SBS News interviewed Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson, from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, about the history of Chinese-Australian migrants.

Dr Aim Sinpeng
SBS News interviewed Dr Aim Sinpeng, from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about discontent in Thailand around the monarchy.

30 August
Dr Wei Li & Professor Hans Hendrischke
The Australian mentioned the joint study by the University of Sydney Business School and KPMG Australia, The New Chinese Australia Entrepreneurs, quoting co-author Dr Wei Li from the Business School.  

24 August
Professor Rebecca Mason 
Australian Associated Press quoted Professor Rebecca Mason from Sydney Medical School about the claims around Vitamin D helping to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms, highlighting that its effectiveness is not currently known or proven.

Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low 
2SER FM interviewed Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low from the Faculty of Medicine and Health about current regulations in place that protect dementia patients and her research project called The Dementia Lifestyle Coach.  

13 August
Associate Professor Ying Zhang
The New Daily quoted Associate Professor Ying Zhang from the School of Public Health about whether the NSW government should make face masks mandatory in certain areas.

Dr Dallas Rogers 
The Conversation published a piece co-authored by Dr Dallas Rogers from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning about the disruption caused by public housing estate redevelopments that displace residents to other suburbs.

Associate Professor Gaby Ramia
The Conversation published a piece co-authored by Associate Professor Gaby Ramia from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the financial distress of international students in Australia due to the pandemic.

Highlight

Chinese investment in Australia falls by over 50 percent in 2019

Despite record trading year, Chinese investment down last year, Chinese investment in Australia fell 58 percent from A$8.2 billion in 2018 to A$3.5 billion in 2019, according to a new report by KPMG and the University of Sydney. Read more.

Read the report Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia .