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Articles published in 2019

22 November 2019

6 reasons to study human resource management and industrial relations

Find out how our postgraduate programs in human resource management and industrial relations will give you a competitive edge and help you leverage a rewarding and successful career in people management.
21 November 2019

Just rezone it and they will come?

In recent years there has been a strong movement back to the values of strategic planning with a greater focus on a vision for our cities together with local strategic planning statements for our areas.

21 November 2019

Creating opportunities through our most generous scholarship

The University of Sydney is pleased to announce the Sydney Scholars India Equity Scholarship, one of the most generous postgraduate coursework scholarships an Australian university has ever offered.
21 November 2019

Sydney leaps in global economic and business rankings

Sydney's reputation as a world-class centre for economics and business has been reaffirmed by the prestigious Times Higher Education publication, which has ranked the University in the world's top 100 in these areas of study.
21 November 2019

How economics can address the challenges of our time

Shadow Minister for Health and University of Sydney Bachelor of Economics alumnus, the Hon. Chris Bowen thinks economics could use more champions - and he is happy to be one.
21 November 2019

One wildlife veterinarian's quest to save Sumatran rhinos from extinction

From a young age, Benn Bryant felt that humans should be good custodians of the planet. Now, as an intrepid vet, he works to save Sumatran rhinos, which could be down to as few as seventy left in the world.

21 November 2019

International House to induct new fellows

International House is proud to announce its newest Fellows who will be formally inducted at Fellows' Lunch on Sunday 1 December.
20 November 2019

How a Sydney student champions the LGBTIQ community globally

Amy McCarthy has been instrumental in improving support for transgender students at the University of Sydney. Now, the undergraduate student is pushing for change on a global scale.
20 November 2019

Employer engagement key to boosting jobs for refugees

A groundbreaking report on barriers to refugee employment has called on the government to consider measures including employer education programs as ways of encouraging firms to hire and retain humanitarian migrants.

20 November 2019

NSW Governor, Margaret Beazley, starts with a move to Government House

She helped make the law more welcoming to women and in the process became the first female judge of the Federal Court. Now, Margaret Beazley, with her husband, Dennis Wilson, has taken on a new role: Governor of NSW.

20 November 2019

You know medicine's placebo effect. Now meet the nocebo effect

The placebo effect has been known for some time, but how it works has been a mystery. Now, Dr Ben Colagiuri is using new insights to identify the mechanisms at work and how they can be used to improve treatments.
20 November 2019

Wood is back as architecture goes beyond cement and steel for building

Physics says a skyscraper can be made of wood. There are also some good reasons it should be. Handled properly wood can be the most ethical and sustainable building material there is. And no, fire isn't a deal breaker

20 November 2019

The 3D printing revolution in orthopaedic devices for children

Most orthopaedic devices only come in adult sizes, but using biomedical engineering, Dr Tegan Cheng is changing that. Based at Westmead and using 3D printing, her most useful tools are imagination and determination.

20 November 2019

Multispecies justice: A new approach to a growing environmental threat

Confronting another climate change summer of extremes, it's obvious the future of humans and the health of the environment are inextricably linked. New theories of justice must respond to this ecological entanglement.

20 November 2019

Biomimicry and polymer surfaces recreate nature for industry use

Surfaces in nature can be anything from super water-repellent to super slippery, or able to pull water from the air. Now Dr Chiara Neto and her team are working on recreating those surfaces to solve human problems.

20 November 2019

The Getty Museum director's journey from archaeology to art

Being the director of one of the world's most powerful and forward-thinking, private art organisations isn't a job that many people could do well. For Tim Potts, it's as if he was meant for it.

20 November 2019

Monitoring childbirth and labour is moving beyond the limits of CTG

When an almost universal piece of medical equipment nearly brought tragedy to the birth of her second child, Sarah McDonald decided to build something better. She just needed a PhD in medicine to do it.

20 November 2019

Graduate gives $175,000 to support Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

Peter Pontikis, an alumnus of the University of Sydney, has generously pledged to donate a total of $175,000 for the teaching of Modern Greek language and culture.
20 November 2019

Anita Ho-Baillie announced as inaugural John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience

A world-leading expert in solar cell research, Anita Ho-Baillie will next year join Sydney Nano and the Faculty of Science as our first Chair of Nanoscience.
20 November 2019

Meet Australia's High Commissioner to India

As a delegation from the University travels across India, Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu tells us about the pressures and rewards of her role, and her hopes for Indian students at Sydney.