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26 August 2020

Engineering degrees for the jobs of the future

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering has made changes to its engineering curriculum to focus on building digital and computational skills across its undergraduate degrees.
21 August 2020

Five Young Tall Poppy Science Award winners

The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise scientific research excellence and public outreach in early career researchers.
20 August 2020

Drilled Alaska: experts comment on Trump's oil and gas plan

The US Department of the Interior has approved oil and gas drilling in Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. University of Sydney experts comment on the possible impact on the environment, Native Peoples and animal populations.
19 August 2020

4 ideas for the Pacific's most pressing humanitarian issues

This is what happened when 200 of the most inventive Australian students got together - virtually - for a weekend of humanitarian innovation hacking.
04 August 2020

Can we build it? Yes, we can

Can Australia become a global manufacturing hub, create jobs and enhance national security? Yes, writes Professor Simon Ringer, who says the time is ripe for investment in advanced manufacturing to spur Australia's economy.

04 August 2020

The scoop on 5G: experts separate fact from fiction

University of Sydney experts from the Faculty of Engineering and School of Public Health explain 5G technology and respond to claims it causes COVID-19 and other health issues.
04 August 2020

Hydrogel paves way for biomedical breakthrough

Dubbed the "invisibility cloak", engineers at the University of Sydney have developed a hydrogel that allows implants and transplants to better and more safely interact with surrounding tissue.
07 July 2020

Engineers use electricity to clean up toxic water

University of Sydney engineers have used electricity to clean up heavily polluted industrial wastewater. They hope the findings will help wineries, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other industries that must comply with strict wastewater regulations.
06 July 2020

Meet 5 of Australia's most innovative engineers

Each year Engineers Australia selects the country's most inventive and forward-thinking engineers. From biomedical 'tattoos' as sensory substitutes to reducing CO2 emissions from oil refineries, meet the five University of Sydney engineers who have been named Australia's most innovative.
26 June 2020

Did COVID-19 models get it wrong? Professor Sally Cripps explains

Renowned University of Sydney statistician, Professor Sally Cripps, examines the efficacy of COVID-19 modelling as part of an online analysis with colleagues from Stanford University and North-Western University.