Articles published in 2017

06 December 2017

Which good cause is right for you?

Take our quiz to discover which charitable cause is right for you.

06 December 2017

Creative writing fellowship addresses real world health challenges

Australian creative writers of renown are invited to apply for a generous University of Sydney fellowship which provides a grant of $100,000 and other benefits to begin work on a project exploring issues around health. 

05 December 2017

Mai elected Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

University of Sydney Professor and University Chair of Mechanical Engineering Yiu-Wing Mai AM has been elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

05 December 2017

Should you take opioids for low back pain?

Opioids should only be considered in limited circumstances for low back pain and greater efforts are needed to help people come off opioids, write University of Sydney researchers.

05 December 2017

"Uni 2 beyond" initiative wins national award

The University of Sydney's "uni 2 beyond" initiative has taken out the Excellence in Education and Training Award at the 2017 National Disability Awards on Sunday 3 December.

05 December 2017

Make your garden thrive: tips for healthier soil

Sydney's Inner West has been found to have high levels of metal in its soil as well as a tricky soil texture but that doesn't mean your garden can't thrive. PhD student Liana Johnson shares simple tips to improve soil health.

05 December 2017

Celebrating a decade of smart mining solutions

Leading global mining group Rio Tinto and the University of Sydney have celebrated the 10th anniversary of their multimillion dollar research partnership aimed at increasing innovation in mining.

05 December 2017

Fatigue and overuse major factors in dancing injuries

New research has identified the most common injuries suffered by professional dancers and examined what can be done to assist in preventing injuries.

04 December 2017

Floating sculpture of heritage escalators unveiled at Wynyard

University of Sydney lecturer, artist and sculptor Chris Fox has unveiled a major site-specific installation suspended from the ceiling above a bank of escalators inside Wynyard Station in Sydney's CBD.

02 December 2017

BABY1000 study to explore influence of our first 1000 days

Pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy are invited to take part in the BABY1000 study, exploring how our first 1000 days might influence our risk of developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life. 

01 December 2017

University pays tribute to Aboriginal activist Solomon Bellear

Following the recent passing of Aboriginal leader and activist Mr Solomon Bellear, the University of Sydney pays respect to the local Aboriginal leader and activist.

01 December 2017

Business School ranked first in QS Masters in Management

The University of Sydney Business School’s reputation as a provider of world class education has again been reinforced by the internationally respected QS World University Rankings.

01 December 2017

Screening for cervical cancer to be revolutionised with HPV testing

University of Sydney molecular biology researcher Professor Brian Morris' innovation used in new cervical screening program to be rolled out in Australia from today.

30 November 2017

Life-changing scholarships for eight Sydney students

Teaching students in Vanuatu, working as a journalist in Myanmar and interning with Uber in Singapore these are just some of the things the 2018 New Colombo Plan scholarship holders will be doing during their semester abroad.

29 November 2017

The next masterminds of our digital future

A raft of new ideas across mobile apps, virtual reality and artificial intelligence were unveiled by University of Sydney final year students at the D17 Graduation Show last week.

29 November 2017

Broderick report on cultural renewal at colleges received

The University of Sydney today received a report from Elizabeth Broderick on cultural renewal at its residential colleges and announced it will be accepting all of the report's recommendations. 

29 November 2017

Four subjects in top 50 of THE world rankings

The University of Sydney has been ranked in the world's top 50 in four subjects in the Times Higher Education 2017-18 World University Rankings by subject and in the top 100 for a further six.

29 November 2017

International scholarship holders heading home to help

From Palestine in the Middle East to Tonga in the Pacific, from Indonesia in Southeast Asia to Brazil in South America, this year’s international scholarship holders come from across the globe. 

28 November 2017

Key component to scale up quantum computing invented

Miniaturisation of the microwave circulator is part of a revolution in device engineering needed to build a large-scale quantum computer.

28 November 2017

9 changes our experts say could improve your digital rights

University of Sydney researchers surveyed 1600 Australians for the Digital Rights in Australia report, funded by the Sydney Research Excellence Initiative.