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Articles published in 2016

31 October 2016

World's first professor of planetary health appointed

The University of Sydney has appointed Dr Tony Capon as the world’s first professor of planetary health.

31 October 2016

How will we feed the future?

Leading experts will discuss how we can protect the future food system, while new research reveals our food labelling system is better than we think.

31 October 2016

Health solutions win Student Innovation Week Challenge

A streamlined mental health platform to support students and a revolutionary approach to heart valve transplants have won two teams of students funding in the inaugural Innovation Week Student Challenge.

31 October 2016

Australia’s biomedical future on show at Westmead

Showcasing Australia’s future in biomedical innovation eighteen University of Sydney engineering teams pitched their visions for our healthcare future at the inaugural MedTech event, presented this year at Westmead.

29 October 2016

University community mourns jacaranda tree collapse

We are saddened to advise the University community that the beloved jacaranda tree which has thrived in its Main Quadrangle since 1928 collapsed last night.

28 October 2016

9 nifty things to know about spiders

Here are nine little-known reasons why you should be fascinated rather than frightened of spiders.

28 October 2016

10 tips to keep you mosquito free this summer

Summer is coming and so are the mosquitoes. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about what works and what doesn't when it comes to beating the bite of backyard mosquitoes.
27 October 2016

10 reasons you don't need to be scared of bats

There's plenty of reasons we should be friendly, not fearful, of bats.

27 October 2016

Sydney’s life sciences leadership in Nature Index

The University of Sydney has moved up to third place in the Nature Index's life sciences ranking of Australian organisations, reflecting strategic investments in hubs such as in the multidisciplinary Charles Perkins Centre.

27 October 2016

We should be no less committed to the future than Charles

Professor Shane Houston reflects, takes stock and considers the future of education for Aboriginal people in Australia as we celebrate 50 years since Dr Charles Perkins graduated from the University of Sydney. 

27 October 2016

Data Science Centre to drive research innovation and discovery

The University of Sydney is making a major commitment to using its valuable data to improve lives and benefit society with the launch today of the Centre for Translational Data Science. 

27 October 2016

NHMRC funds new Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Health

The NHMRC has funded an alliance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, health services, clinicians and researchers across Australia to develop a suite of workforce development, prevention and treatment programs.

27 October 2016

University of Sydney scholars win 34 NHMRC grants worth $22m

University of Sydney scholars were today awarded 34 grants worth $22 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council to advance research-led discoveries and improve the diagnosis, treatment and cure of illnesses.

27 October 2016

The origins of Halloween

Since its inception in the eighth and ninth century, Halloween has been celebrated in countries around the world. University of Sydney experts weigh in on the festival's origins and its rising popularity in Australia.

26 October 2016

A good dose of music promotes good health

Researchers from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music explain how music promotes good health within different Australian communities at the University’s Charles Perkins Centre on Friday, 28 October.

26 October 2016

Sydney University researcher honoured with inaugural Women in Science citation

Dr Julie Schneider from the Faculty of Health Sciences awarded Women in Science citation award for her researcn on the impacts and implications of people living with sensory impairment. 

26 October 2016

3 student-designed start-ups to boost healthcare

Students pitch their big ideas that could transform Australian healthcare at the University of Sydney’s inaugural Innovation Week.

26 October 2016

3 student-led research projects boost healthcare

Students pitch their big ideas that could transform Australian healthcare at the University of Sydney’s inaugural Innovation Week.

26 October 2016

University of Sydney moves up in Best Global Universities Rankings

The University of Sydney has moved up six places to take the 45th position in the world in the 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings.

26 October 2016

World-beaters join Brain and Mind Centre to defeat dementia

Three world-leading neuroscience scholars are joining the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre to progress research-led treatments for dementia and other neuro-degenerative diseases affecting human memory and thinking.