Skip to main content


Articles published in 2017

25 October 2017

University of Sydney's super-fast blockchain gets even faster

New global trials have shown the super-fast 'Red Belly Blockchain' can process financial transactions 50 percent faster than first anticipated - outperforming some market leaders including VISA for world-wide payments.

24 October 2017

Prominent alumna Annie Corlett AM receives honorary fellowship

Annie Corlett AM, a prominent figure of the Business School alumni community, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Sydney.

23 October 2017

Your guide to language in the post-truth age

Donald Trump’s Presidency has signalled a shift to the age of fake news and post-truth. In this conversation, linguist Professor Nick Enfield joins Chris to discuss striving for understanding in language.

23 October 2017

Sydney surge to double victory

The University of Sydney men’s and women’s teams rowed to victory in the Australian Boat Race 2017, with the Women’s Eight finally breaking Melbourne’s eight-year hold on the trophy.

23 October 2017

Sydney scientist wins NSW Premier’s Prize

The annual NSW Premier's Prizes for Science and Engineering recognise excellence, and reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has benefitted the state.

23 October 2017

Schooling malaria

Walter White taught us how to break bad, but what if scientists and students came together to break good and find a cure for Malaria? 

23 October 2017

Student visions to future-proof Sydney as a global city

Seven architecture and engineering students have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation scholarship based on their inventive ideas for ensuring Sydney’s future success as a global city.

20 October 2017

Nine University scholars named AAHMS Fellows

Nine scholars from the University of Sydney have been inducted as fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

20 October 2017

What we need from drugs that are meant to end life

Which drugs should be used to end life if euthanasia is legalised in Victoria? Dr Betty Chaar and Sami Isaac from the Faculty of Pharmacy explain in The Conversation.

20 October 2017

First university in Australia to offer code development software

The University of Sydney is the first university in Australia to give students and staff access to a software repository management platform, making it easier for collaborators to develop, test and distribute code.

18 October 2017

Qantas customers help shape future of inflight health and wellness

A group of long-haul Qantas customers, including Frequent Flyers, will take part in an in-flight trial as part of a world first collaboration on health and wellness in the air between the airline and the University of Sydney.

18 October 2017

Families pass on disadvantage, finds world-first welfare analysis

Almost two decades of Australian welfare payment data paints a picture of disadvantage, as researchers find children of parents on benefits are almost twice as likely to receive benefits too by their early 20s.    

18 October 2017

Suicide risk assessments don't prevent suicide

According to research published today in the BMJ, the current system of categorising a patient's suicide risk isn't effective.

18 October 2017

Voter registration challenges electoral integrity: new report

The Electoral Integrity Project's mid-year report compares 260 elections across 161 countries.

17 October 2017

Gravitational waves world-first discovery Down Under

A Sydney team was the first in the world to confirm radiowaves from the latest gravitational waves event, resulting from a spectacular neutron star merger that has produced light and radio waves as well as gravitational waves.

16 October 2017

4 reasons why food is more important than you think

Access to food is a basic human right, vital for good health and ultimately for life itself. But how often do you wonder where your next meal is coming from, who's growing it, and whether it's actually good for you?

16 October 2017

3 tips to being supermarket savvy

Food is big business. From paddock to plate and everything in between, Dr Alana Mann discusses the mega industry that is food and how it isn’t free from politics in the latest episode of Open for Discussion.

13 October 2017

Silver-studded crews announced for Australian Boat Race

The Australian Boat Race takes place on the Yarra River in Melbourne on 22 October. 

13 October 2017

How will you make your mark on the world?

Our past Graduate Medal winners share how these awards helped to turn their passions into a career.

13 October 2017

Early-career researchers excel in NHMRC fellowships

Researchers at the University of Sydney have received almost $23 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).