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16 December 2020

What happened to 2020? 10 talks for your podcast playlist

2020 is coming to an end but the events of this year will long stay with us. We brought together leading thinkers from the University of Sydney and beyond to make sense of it all.

16 December 2020

Why unis must prepare students to secure our food and the planet

Universities have an obligation to make the learning of agriculture as varied, dynamic, interesting and modern as the industry is itself. Our academic leaders put out a call for a new visionary curriculum.
16 December 2020

Alone Together study

Researchers at the University of Sydney are investigating how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of Australians.
16 December 2020

Australia likely no longer key migration destination

Save for India, people from other countries are lukewarm on migration to Australia, finds a study based on open-access web data. The study also reveals that while Australians are highly engaged in migration as a subject, they feel neutral about it in practice.
16 December 2020

What's up Skip? Kangaroos really can 'talk' to us

New research shows that non-domesticated animals such as the iconic Australian marsupial can seek to engage with humans to help them solve problems.
16 December 2020

Sydney University and General Electric to drive Australian manufacturing

GE subsidiary GE Additive and the University of Sydney are creating a high-tech hub to usher in new era of advanced manufacturing in Australia. Advanced manufacturing could add up to $30 billion to Australia's manufacturing output by 2026.
16 December 2020

'Same old housing' not right for modern Australia

New research finds that new homes being built in Australia are failing to meet the changing needs of Australia's diverse population in terms of the size and form of dwellings, tenure options and their affordability.
15 December 2020

Sydney wins top two spots in NSW Government innovation challenge

The University of Sydney innovations led by spin-off DetectED-X has won the NSW Government's R&D Innovation Districts Challenges focused on tackling the pandemic, taking the lion's share of seed funding for product development.

15 December 2020

Creativity during COVID-19

The challenges of COVID-19 provided creative inspiration for graduating students from the Sydney College of the Arts Master of the Moving Image (MMI) degree. These films will screen at the MMI Graduation Showcase on 19 December.
15 December 2020

NHMRC success for University of Sydney researchers

More than $18 million has been awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for 21 health and medical research projects.
15 December 2020

Smart Summer Books

We asked the Heads of Schools in Humanities to nominate some of the must-read academic books of 2020. Grab a cup of tea and get into them.
15 December 2020

Make Sense

The energy and activity that normally fills the Wilkinson building moved into a virtual space this year, allowing students to showcase their work in a new dynamic form with a wide audience. The Architecture and Design Graduate Exhibition is now available to view online.
14 December 2020

What’s the difference between the animal health, biology and conservation degrees?

There are a number of ways to study animal health, biology and conservation, so we step through what each of our animal-related science degrees offers you, to help make choosing easier.
14 December 2020

Sydney wins prestigious global education award

The University of Sydney dominated this year's QS Reimagine Education awards, with the Business School's Job Smart Edge initiative winning the overall Global Education Award for its comprehensive program to provide international students employability skills and experience for their future careers.
14 December 2020

Four reasons why the cashless 'welfare' card trial must stop

Associate Professor Ruth Phillips argues against a program that limits what people can buy with welfare payments. The program has just been extended by two years.
14 December 2020

Synthesis and Evaluation of a Series of Bis(pentylpyridinium) Compounds as Antifungal Agents

A series of bis(4‐pentylpyridinium) compounds with a variety of spacers between the pyridinium headgroups was synthesised, and the antifungal activity of these compounds was investigated. Lengthening the alkyl spacer between the pentylpyridinium headgroups from 12 to 16 methylene units resulted in increased antifungal activity against C. neoformans and C. albicans, but also resulted in increased hemolytic activity and cytotoxicity against mammalian cells.
14 December 2020

Examining the boundaries of law and technology

Sydney Law School academic, Professor Kimberlee Weatherall, explores how automated decision-making will improve human decision-making while keeping within the boundaries of legal standards.
14 December 2020

WHO priority pathogen list for fungi

Led by MBI's Fungisphere Node Leader, Dr Justin Beardsley, the team will develop a WHO priority pathogen list for fungi.
12 December 2020

Getting Help

The Matilda Centre delivers research programs that aim to increase the knowledge base around the effective prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. While we do not provide treatment directly, we know that getting the right kind of help for mental and substance disorders is important.
11 December 2020

Global Forum applies a security lens to COVID-19

The 2020 Global Forum explores the COVID crisis through the lens of the Centre for International Security Studies’ research areas, in a webinar series on regional security, human security, ecosecurity and nuclear risk.