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2018

Articles published in 2018

20 November 2018

Melanoma researchers honoured for outstanding contributions

Four University of Sydney researchers were recognised for their excellence and innovation at the 2018 NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.
20 November 2018

Sydney partners with Fudan University for new dual degree in Economics

Designed for those who wish to take advantage of growing business opportunities in China, economics students will graduate with two master’s degrees from two of the world’s top universities.
20 November 2018

The lost voices of WWI: German internment in Australia

The story of Australia's 'German Concentration Camps', as they were called, is a little-known episode in the history of the First World War. Now, 100 years on, a collection of letters written by these internees have been translated into English for the first time by students from the University of Sydney's Department of Germanic Studies.
20 November 2018

Economics/Law student following in Bradfield's footsteps

First-year Economics/Law student Kavya Nagpal has been named the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar, with a people-centric vision where Sydney's living spaces would serve to build relationships.
20 November 2018

Doomed star in Milky Way threatens rare gamma-ray burst

A star system shrouded in serpentine clouds, named Apep after the Egyptian god of chaos, is about to explode. Sydney researchers say that Apep's conditions are a perfect stellar storm to create a gamma-ray burst.
19 November 2018

Standing on the shoulders of silent giants

How this writer finds inspiration in our female forebears
19 November 2018

Our non-Indigenous allies: the story continues with an amazing woman in STEM

Celebrating biology alumnus and high school science teacher Dr Libby Sakker
19 November 2018

PhD research suggests digital disruption inevitable for construction industry

Recent PhD graduate Dr Duncan Maxwell explains how his real-world research with the Innovation in Applied Design Lab led to conclusions about the future of construction.
19 November 2018

Opening doors with drug design

Gertrude Elion was a pioneer in chemistry and won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1988.
19 November 2018

The unknown Marie Curie

On 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assasinated. A bizarre chain of events unfolded which, within a few weeks, launched the major European Great Powers into war.
19 November 2018

Studying dentistry in Australia: your questions answered

If you're considering moving here to study dentistry, you probably have a lot of questions. We asked two Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students to answer frequently asked questions about studying dentistry in Sydney.
19 November 2018

Where are the women in STEM?

Welcome to the final Science Alliance newsletter for 2018 which features, among other great topics, a focus upon women in STEM.
19 November 2018

Sydney Law School academic wins 2018 National Dreamtime Award

Dr Nicole Watson has been named Educator of the Year at the 2018 National Dreamtime Awards for her outstanding work in law affecting Indigenous people and her support of Indigenous students.
19 November 2018

Connecting human and machine learning with creativity

What will the future of work look like for creative agencies? How can technology be applied to the creative process? These will be the central questions University of Sydney academics and students will grapple with in a new partnership with advertising agency J. Walter Thompson China in Shanghai.
19 November 2018

Careers in science: where your science degree could take you

You may be wondering what a degree in science or mathematics could mean for your career. Rest assured – there is a huge range of opportunities waiting for you.
19 November 2018

Carp-culling project will be a one-hit wonder, experts warn

Associate Professor Joy Becker is a member of the National Carp Control Program Scientific Advisory Group. Her research suggests the CyHV3 virus will not overcome the carp's 'remarkable fecundity'.
19 November 2018

Student visionaries dream of a future-proof global Sydney

Seven architecture, arts, business and engineering students with a keen eye on Sydney's future as a global city have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.
16 November 2018

What is the future of data security in Australia?

The University of Sydney has been invited to collaborate with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet utilising the expertise of its researchers for the development of the government's new data sharing policy
16 November 2018

Human rights for women: is 16 days of activism enough?

The United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in 1999. Sydney experts reflect on how far human rights for women has come.
16 November 2018

Milestone hit: training 100 African agricultural researchers

The University's Sydney Institute of Agriculture has delivered training to over 100 African agricultural researchers since 2015 under the Australia Awards Short Course 'Increasing the Development Impact of Agricultural Research' funded by the Australian Government.