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19 November 2021

State government reforms needed to drain 'food swamps'

Despite much work on creating healthy food systems, local governments in New South Wales and Victoria struggle to prevent the sale and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. A report led by Dr Belinda Reeve details the issues and offers suggestions for improvement.
18 November 2021

Engineers and computer scientists among world’s most highly-cited

Six University of Sydney engineering and computer science researchers feature in the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List, following a string of achievements from across the Faculty of Engineering.

18 November 2021

New analysis predicts how well vaccines will work against COVID-19 strains

Vaccines are less effective against some COVID-19 variants and boosting may be required within one year to maintain efficacy above 50 per cent, according to a new study.
18 November 2021

Professor Ian Hickie awarded Australia's top mental health prize

Brain and Mind Centre co-director, Professor Ian Hickie AM, has been named dual winner of the 2021 Australian Mental Health Prize.

18 November 2021

Good oral health in pregnancy could help reduce risk of premature birth

Regular dental checks, dental cleaning and treatment of gum inflammation should be a vital part of pregnancy care to help prevent adverse outcomes including premature birth, a global University of Sydney review has found.

17 November 2021

Call for Applications: SEI’s 2022 Honours Research Fellowship

The Sydney Environment Institute invites applications for our 2022 Honours Research Fellowship Program from University of Sydney students interested in engaging with multidisciplinary thinking around critical environmental issues.
17 November 2021

Becoming a lawyer in Canada and the U.S with the Sydney Juris Doctor

After moving from Canada to complete her Juris Doctor at Sydney Law School, alumna Allegra Geller-Kudrow shares her experiences and her journey into the legal profession.
17 November 2021

University of Sydney backs PM's Quantum boost

The University of Sydney welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to establish a Quantum Commercialisation Hub as part of the Federal Government's Critical Technologies blueprint.
17 November 2021

Sydney academics recognised in highly cited researchers list

Twenty-nine University of Sydney academics have been named as world-leading experts in their fields, featuring in the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List.
17 November 2021

Kidney failure impacts life expectancy of women more than men

New research finds women experience a greater loss in life expectancy, and higher likelihood of premature death from kidney disease than men, highlighting a need to find the cause.
17 November 2021

Worlds next door: looking for habitable planets around Alpha Centauri

In collaboration with the Breakthrough Initiative, Saber Astronautics and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Professor Peter Tuthill is leading TOLIMAN, a project to discover if the nearest stars have planets that could support life.
16 November 2021

Making campus a safe community for all

Sharon Chung from the Safer Communities Office explains the support we offer, so you know what to expect and are informed to make the decision that’s most comfortable to you.

16 November 2021

Why happiness is becoming more expensive and out of reach

New research has found that the income level required to be happy in Australia has been increasing and moving out of reach of most Australians.
16 November 2021

Over $640,000 to support adolescents living with HIV

Global health experts will lead a program to examine and measure how intervention can help adolescents living with HIV flourish within their communities by developing the character strengths embedded within the indigenous concept of 'Zvandiri' (Accept Me as I Am).

16 November 2021

Indigenous Social Enterprise Project offers cultural learning to MBA students

The Indigenous Social Enterprise Project, offered within the part-time MBA this year, took students to Worimi Country to develop solutions to local problems with land, people and tradition in mind.
16 November 2021

The PhD candidate learning from a global network of researchers

Leveraging the University of Sydney’s global networks has positioned PhD candidate Pang-Yu Liu to make important advancements towards minimising the impact of hydrogen embrittlement.

16 November 2021

Dr Pengyi Yang wins National Stem Cell Foundation Metcalf Prize

Award recognises research behind the making of virtual human cells, which allow scientists to explore how stem cells develop and how we can regenerate damaged organs.
15 November 2021

Xi Jinping puts his stamp on Communist Party history

David Goodman, professor of Chinese politics and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, reflects on the key aspects from the Chinese Communist Party's sixth plenary in Beijing.
15 November 2021

The Need for Grounded Imaginaries for Future Worlds

In an increasingly climate devastated world, the sources of hope and inspiration for liveable futures can appear fleeting and sparse. In this piece, Danielle Celermajer and Anna Sturman contemplate the better worlds that are immanent in day-to-day lives. They suggest that these ‘grounded imaginaries’ may help to rebutt the dominant climate imaginaries, which tend to keep us locked in cycles of disempowerment.
15 November 2021

Examining Contemporary Shifts and Public Policy Responses in Global Capitalism

New SEI Member Dr Gareth Bryant discusses his research into the changing roles of public power and finance in our time of flux, drawing lines between economic, social and environmental justice.