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Articles published in 2017

10 November 2017

Government partnership to establish community languages institute

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces a state government investment of $7.6m to create the Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE).

10 November 2017

$28m funding investment for new University of Sydney research

Food security, epigenetics, media ownership and space weather are among the topics that will be investigated as part of a $28 million funding injection to Sydney research from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

10 November 2017

Remembrance Day: A turning point in Australian history

A year away from the centenary of the end of World War I, University of Sydney history academics reflect on the Great War's impact on Australia as a young nation and the significant contribution our alumni made to the cause.

08 November 2017

Tomb-raided quantum theory opens way to improved biosensing

Hydrogen-based solar energy storage and biosensing techniques could be dramatically improved after University of Sydney researchers show the validity of theory first proposed in 1931.

08 November 2017

5 ways to deal with diabetes in women

University of Sydney researchers offer their expert advice on managing and preventing diabetes, leading up to World Diabetes Day 2017.

07 November 2017

New chair appointed for pioneering research into child health

A $5 million gift will help Professor Natasha Nassar uncover clues that could give babies a better start in life.

06 November 2017

$2.3 million to support industry partnerships for 21 projects

Twenty-one projects have been awarded funding under the University's industry and community engagement seed fund.

06 November 2017

How can we get more gender diversity in university leadership?

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and University of Sydney co-hosted the 2017 Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership workshop on 1 - 3 November. 

06 November 2017

University of Sydney joins new network to drive defence research

The University of Sydney is one of seven NSW universities who have founded a new network to bolster defence-related research and development activity across the state.

03 November 2017

The Melbourne Cup needs a social licence

What are the ethical and social aspects of using animals as entertainment for horse racing? Professor Paul McGreevy, and urban geographer, Professor Phil McManus, explore.

03 November 2017

University appoints six alumni to governing body

The University of Sydney this week announced the appointment of four new Fellows to its governing Senate, as well as the reappointment of two existing fellows.

02 November 2017

Financial motives drive some doctors’ decisions to offer IVF

Research published today in the journal Human Fertility, suggests the money being made from IVF could be subtly changing the advice doctors give, write Dr Wendy Lipworth and Professor Ian Kerridge.

02 November 2017

Are we barking mad to restrict dogs from riding public transport?

A study of Sydney dog owners has found that an overwhelming 95 percent of people are in favour of dogs riding on public transport, with more than half saying they would do more with their hound if they were allowed.

02 November 2017

What 3 budding entrepreneurs gained from cross-disciplinary program

Three University of Sydney students are among the first to complete a new cross-disciplinary program at the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship.

02 November 2017

Black Lives Matter founders to accept Sydney Peace Prize

Movement founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are accepting the 2017 City of Sydney Peace Prize at a ceremony in Sydney's Town Hall.

02 November 2017

From quantum physicist to CEO: how Michael Biercuk started Q-Ctrl

Quantum computers face roadblocks in development due to qubit instability. With backing from CSIRO and venture capital, Q-Ctrl will develop the firmware to stabilise the quantum revolution.

01 November 2017

$1.4 million from home sale supports astrophysics

Professor Dick Hunstead and his wife Penny have used $1.4 million from the sale of their home in Newport to support the next generation of young astrophysicists. 

01 November 2017

Chickpeas: the wonder crop to boost the northern economy

Chickpeas have many positive impacts on farmers, the economy and the environment. With further research these crops could increase Australia's export trade, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut farming costs. 

01 November 2017

Feral cats, foxes a greater threat in Outback than climate change

A study of changing rainfall and bushfire patterns has found - in addition to a likely decrease in cover of the dominant plant spinifex - feral animals pose a major threat to seed-eating rodents in central Australia.

01 November 2017

Why environmental hazards hit disadvantaged communities hardest

Australia's national energy crisis is forcing disadvantaged families to make impossible decisions. International experts will gather at the University of Sydney to discuss other challenges to achieving environmental justice.