News archive

Articles published in 2015

04 December 2015

Student discovers stellar chamaeleon had astronomers fooled for years

A graduate student has discovered that astronomers have for years been mistakenly interpreting the dust in the environment of the brightest infrared star in the Northern sky. Images release today show none of the previously identified bright spots in fact contain the famous star, which is now believed to be buried in its own dust 450 light years from earth.

03 December 2015

University of Sydney again tops UAC preferences

The University of Sydney continues to be the destination of choice for New South Wales school leavers, according to figures released by the Universities Admissions Centre.

03 December 2015

Witnessing earthquake inspires young engineer to soil research

After living through a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in the New Zealand capital Wellington in 2013, 23-year-old Wang left his structural engineering role with a professional consultancy to take up a research degree into soil movement, in the hope of preventing future disasters.

03 December 2015

Fellowship to benefit people with disabilities and women entrepreneurs

The University of Sydney Business School and the Centre for Disability Research and Policy is providing women and people with disabilities in South East Asia with skills to exploit commercial opportunities.

03 December 2015

Let's get creative in the fight against obesity

The Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship represents a new way of doing things in academia and could be a vital tool in the fight against chronic diseases, argues Professor Stephen Simpson.

03 December 2015

NDIS fully financed until 2019-20

The Commonwealth Government will not need to contribute additional funds to the NDIS until 2019-20, according to a paper released by the University of Sydney's Centre for Disability Research and Policy today.

02 December 2015

The first time I spoke in my own language I broke down and wept

The announcement that Aboriginal languages will now be part of the school curriculum in NSW is a necessary first step towards enshrining them for future generations, writes Professor Jakelin Troy.

02 December 2015

Creative teachers spark students' awe for science

A unique teaching model designed by the University of Sydney and the Opera House is unlocking classroom creativity and reaping results across the curriculum. 

02 December 2015

Victim impact statements need reform

Giving a victim impact statement can be therapeutic, but the process for doing so is often confusing.

01 December 2015

New Colombo Plan 2016 Scholars announced

Advancing a shared understanding of the Australian and Indonesian legal systems, and supporting educational exchanges with the Maldives are the goals of two University of Sydney New Colombo Plan fellows, announced this week. 

01 December 2015

Sydney among top five cities for student life

Sydney has been rated as one of the top five student cities in the world, according to the latest QS Best Student Cities Rankings.

01 December 2015

Animal welfare pioneers launch groundbreaking teaching portal

Experts from across the nation and overseas are launching Australia's first-ever national tertiary animal welfare and ethics project. The United Kingdom's Emeritus Professor John Webster, a pioneer of animal welfare science, was part of the collaboration to develop the One Welfare portal - an online, interactive resource, which has brought together all the veterinary faculties in Australia and New Zealand. 

01 December 2015

UN Women NC Australia Scholarship helps close MBA gender gap

The University of Sydney Business School and UN Women National Committee Australia have once again partnered to offer a $60,000 MBA Scholarship in a united effort to promote women in leadership.

01 December 2015

Tracking neuroscience's impact in the courtroom

A new resource provided by the University of Sydney and Macquarie University will aid research into the emerging field of neurolaw.

01 December 2015

Join Sydney Nursing School for 2015 kit packing day

Give back to the community this festive season and pack health kits for those affected by family violence.

01 December 2015

Academics honoured for their contribution to the humanities

Six University of Sydney academics have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, one of the highest honours of achievement in the humanities in Australia.

30 November 2015

$100,000 Writer in Residence Fellowship to combat obesity

Expressions of interest have opened for a $100,000 Writer in Residence Fellowship to join the fight against obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

27 November 2015

Stripping dual national terrorists of citizenship will make the world more dangerous

Stripping citizenship will make it more likely that ex-Australian terrorists will commit Paris-type attacks overseas, writes Professor Ben Saul.

27 November 2015

Learn how to save a life - Take Heart Australia Day

University of Sydney alumni are on a mission to increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest.

27 November 2015

Experts set Paris climate talks agenda

Experts from across the University of Sydney unpack the issues and opportunities presented by historic climate talks in Paris.