Skip to main content


Articles published in 2019

20 November 2019

The answer to economic famines affecting millions could be in Bangladesh

Not all famines are caused by droughts, floods or wars. In Bangladesh, famines are driven by unemployment. Shyamal Chowdhury grew up seeing the devastating consequences. Now he might have a solution.

20 November 2019

14 academics named in influential highly-cited scholars list

Academics recognised as world-leading experts in wide-ranging science disciplines, from renewable energies and soil science to chronic disease prevention and cancer research.
20 November 2019

Dr Karl wins UNESCO Kalinga Prize for Popularisation of Science

Following in the footsteps of David Suzuki, Arthur C. Clarke and David Attenborough, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has been recognised by the United Nations for his ability to communicate science to the public.
20 November 2019

Beauty in the biased eye of the beholder

When looking at paintings, we don't assess each one on its own merits. Instead, we carry a bias, according to a new study in Psychology.
20 November 2019

Sydney scholars receive honour for achievement in the humanities

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has elected two University of Sydney researchers and practitioners as fellows and has welcomed a University leader to their council this week.
18 November 2019

Career options for dentists beyond clinical practice

We spoke to some of our dental school staff and alumni who have forged interesting careers outside of clinical practice to find out some of the best alternative career options for dentists looking for a new direction.
18 November 2019

Engineering researchers awarded over $2 million in funding

The Faculty of Engineering has secured five research projects with funding totalling over $2 million through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards.
18 November 2019

Researchers overcome cholesterol overload in rare genetic disorder

In a world-first, researchers have discovered the main reason why cholesterol accumulates in people with the rare progressive genetic disease called Niemann Pick Type C1 (NPC1).

18 November 2019

How gender-balanced management teams can improve company performance

Companies that have gender-balanced top management teams perform better than those dominated by men, particularly when they are dealing with adverse conditions, according to an international team of university researchers.

17 November 2019

Engineering/Commerce student envisions future Sydney

Undergraduate Engineering/Commerce student, James Kapaniris has been named the 2019 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar, for his vision to transform Sydney's living density.
15 November 2019

Working with India to address human impact of climate change

Today the University of Sydney, Australia signed an MOU research agreement with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai to work on collaborative research around the flagship theme of 'Human Security in the Anthropocene'.
15 November 2019

Meet the 2019 Bradfield finalists

The next wave of Sydney visionaries share their ideas for the Sydney of the future. Discover the ideas which have placed them as the finalists for the 2019 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.
15 November 2019

More than $7 million awarded to Sydney researchers

The University of Sydney has secured funding for 19 research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards.
15 November 2019

ARC funding will help researchers better understand disadvantage

Sydney researchers have received an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grant to study how social assistance dependence is linked across generations using Australian Centrelink data.
15 November 2019

Data science and digital health shape the future of dental education

Professor Heiko Spallek is combining his experience in dental education and research with his expertise in computer and information science to bring dentistry and healthcare into the digital age.
14 November 2019

Harry Potter parallels with religion

Professor Carole Cusack found that Potterheads can be seen as akin to worshippers in their devotion to the fabled tales.
14 November 2019

Cementing Sydney's relationship with India

The University of Sydney will send its largest ever international delegation to India, travelling across the country to meet with institutional and industry partners.
14 November 2019

Nanoscale neural network developed with Japan and US researchers

Neuromorphic network developed by Professor Zdenka Kuncic in collaboration with UCLA and the Japanese National Institute of Materials Science exhibited emergent brain-like behaviour resembling some cognitive functions.
14 November 2019

5 questions to ask at Info Day

Join us on 19 December to get your last-minute questions answered to help you finalise your preferences.
14 November 2019

Training centre offers experience in innovative engineering laboratory

Funding provided by ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovative Bioengineering will allow ten PhD students to train and work with industry-leading biomedical engineering academics and facilities.