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16 April 2021

5 minutes with Oana Balmau

We caught up with Oana Balmau, who recently won the best PhD dissertation award from the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE), to discuss why she chose Sydney and the impact of her research.
08 April 2021

Discovery could help lengthen lifespan of electronic devices

University of Sydney researchers have made a significant discovery in the field of materials science, for the first time providing a full picture of how fatigue in ferroelectric materials occurs.
31 March 2021

Academics partner with industry and policy makers on new research

The University will work with partners such as Dulux and NSW Health on research that solves existing business problems and takes research from the lab to practice.
30 March 2021

Two thirds of farmland at risk of pesticide pollution

A global map of agricultural land across 168 countries has revealed that 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution. Almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk.
25 March 2021

University partners with Thales, HEO Robotics on space research

The University of Sydney has signed a research agreement in collaboration with Thales Australia and HEO Robotics to investigate technologies for autonomous vision-based space object detection and tracking.
19 March 2021

How will mass-vaccination change future COVID-19 lockdowns?

The results of the study show that to curb future outbreaks in the absence of herd immunity, including outbreaks in schools, social distancing of up to 40 percent of the population will be needed.
11 March 2021

Is construction dawdling on gender progress?

A new study has called for construction management leadership to address organisational complacency and systemic equality challenges by exploring the opportunity for special measures to ensure a substantive change in equality and diversity outcomes.
08 March 2021

How we can achieve an equal future

Ten University of Sydney women discuss what needs to happen to achieve an equal future where more #womenlead.
08 March 2021

Researchers develop improved recycling process for carbon fibres

Recycling of composite materials could be up to 70 percent cheaper and lead to a 90-95 percent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to standard manufacturing.
25 February 2021

Benefits of team building exercises jeopardised if not truly voluntary

Zoom dress up parties and 'trust falls' - team building has become the go-to tool for managers trying to increase rapport and productivity, but many employees resent compulsory bonding, often regarding it as the bane of their workplace existence.