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Articles published in 2018

06 December 2018

Can human rights tame the bull?

The revelations of the banking and financial services royal commission have provided a fortuitous background to the arguments Professor David Kinley advances in his new book 'Necessary Evil'.
06 December 2018

Institute advocacy informs public debate on sexual assault and consent

Policymakers, legal professionals, academics, agency representatives and members of the public attended the Sydney Institute of Criminology’s public forum to discuss reform of sexual assault and consent law in NSW.
06 December 2018

Environmental law expert named in 100 Women of Influence

University of Sydney Law School’s Professor Rosemary Lyster earns a spot in the 2018 Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.
06 December 2018

Criminologist and artist Carolyn McKay highlights injustice through innovative exhibition

Artists exploring criminal injustices is not a new genre, but lawyers taking the lead in collaborating with artists in an exhibition that exposes these injustices definitely is.
06 December 2018

Making research impact in population and migration policy

A Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences immigration researcher has become a government go-to adviser. Read how Dr Anna Boucher's work was picked up by policy-makers.
06 December 2018

Shaking up the Sydney University Law Society

From strengthening LGBTIQ+ support in firms and the bar, to launching the inaugural women’s mooting program, there’s a lot to celebrate in 2018 according to Sydney University Law Society President Ann Wen.
06 December 2018

Law professor inspires gift to help future students

The Colin Phegan Lectureship is giving future generations the skills and confidence needed to study law.
06 December 2018

Frank tips for lifelong career learning

FRANK Team CEO Natasha Munasinghe (BA ’05 LLB ’07) leads a company that has helped almost 100,000 people upskill for a changing world of work.
06 December 2018

The shifting sands of citizenship

Diversity, dual nationality and national security measures are changing ideas about citizenship. We spoke to Professor Helen Irving about the controversies and challenges for Australian citizenship law in a new millennium.
06 December 2018

Percy Valentine Storkey

Celebrating the life and achievements of a University of Sydney Law School graduate and one of Australia’s bravest and most distinguished legal minds.
05 December 2018

Geordie Williamson wins Australian mathematics highest honour

Fresh from launching the University of Sydney Mathematical Research Institute, Professor Geordie Williamson has been recognised by his peers at the Australian Mathematical Society annual meeting.
05 December 2018

Exercise in aged-care could save Australia $120m each year

As our population ages, allied health professionals are urging exercise therapy to be funded in aged-care facilities. Dr Jennie Hewitt is one such advocate, using her work and research to drive change within the sector.
05 December 2018

Soil Tech Project will put Australian science into farmers' hands

On World Soil Day, a consortium of agricultural technology companies with the University of Sydney's Institute for Agriculture, is launching a project to unlock our science for the use of Australia's farmers.
05 December 2018

What is the Tea Composition project?

You might be wondering why we care so much about soil. Soil is an essential, complex and highly valuable natural resource which we depend on to produce the vast majority of our food, fibre and economic sustainability.
05 December 2018

An affordable and liveable Sydney

Professor Peter Phibbs and Lisa Anne King presented a model for Greater Sydney's 10-year affordable rental housing target.
04 December 2018

ARC funding success for Arts and Social Sciences research at Sydney

Over $4 million of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding has been secured for Discovery Projects involving Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) academics.
04 December 2018

Time on-campus key to boosting Indigenous participation

This week, 168 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in years 10, 11 and 12 from across Australia will travel to the University of Sydney to participate in the residential on-campus Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. 

04 December 2018

Sydney performs strongly in latest subject rankings

The University of Sydney has been ranked in the top 50 in the world for four subjects, according to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with improvements across humanities, law and health.
04 December 2018

Mathematics prerequisites: what are my options?

To prepare you for a changing world, the University has mathematics course prerequisites for some degrees. So, what if you don’t meet the maths prerequisites for your preferred course? Let’s explore your options.
03 December 2018

ARC funding success for Sydney Law School researchers

Our researchers have been successful in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, participating in 5 out of 11 Discovery Projects awarded nationwide in the Law and Legal Studies field of research.