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15 November 2021

World Diabetes Day 2021: Diabetes research with impact

World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2021 marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin. The Charles Perkins Centre Type 1 Diabetes Node has been at the forefront of diabetes research with impact.
15 November 2021

A story to be told

This year's Charles Perkins Oration, presented by Counsellor Tony McAvoy SC, took a journey into the legacy of Charles Perkins and shared a powerful story, unfortunately not an uncommon story, that has played out across our continent many times.
13 November 2021

It's black and white

A new exhibition of some of the earliest photographs taken in the Pacific Islands aims to highlight the region's vulnerability to climate change.
12 November 2021

Australia's richest poetry prize winner announced

Sydney poet Emily Stewart has won the 2021 Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award. It is Australia's richest poetry prize, valued at $40,000 and dedicated to celebrating women poets.
12 November 2021

Ho Yin (Joshua) Wan named NSW International Student of the Year

A physiotherapy student from Hong Kong has been recognised for his volunteer work, from connecting with aged care residents to helping his peers overcome mental-health struggles.
11 November 2021

Impact on research: Charles Perkins Centre Summer Research Scholarship

An innovative Charles Perkins Centre multidisciplinary research collaboration has resulted in growing of living human tissue to help head and neck cancer patients in post-treatment reconstructive surgery.
11 November 2021

Charles Perkins Centre Summer Research Scholarships 2021-22

The Charles Perkins Centre’s Summer Research Scholarship program, now in its 11th year, has awarded 21 scholarships to student researchers from four faculties to work in its multidisciplinary centre, double the usual number.
11 November 2021

Creating safer spaces for women in India

Studying post-colonial literature and gender studies has helped this postgrad make a meaningful difference.
11 November 2021

Funding Awarded for Research on Just Transitions in the Asia-Pacific

SEI is delighted to congratulate Visiting Fellow Dr Gareth Edwards, SEI Acting Deputy-Director Professor Susan Park and Dr Robert MacNeil, on the award of funding for crucial research into Australia’s just transition from coal.
10 November 2021

$250,000 from Elon Musk to Sydney students for carbon removal

A team of University of Sydney students has won a US$250,000 prize, awarded by Elon Musk's Foundation and announced at COP26. With industry partners and an academic supervisor, they have developed a solar-powered unit that removes CO2 from the atmosphere.

10 November 2021

InnoHK: Using deep data to tackle global public health problems

Established with support from the Office of Global Engagement, the hub is part of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health, a joint project led by the University of Hong Kong in collaboration with the University of Sydney, University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
10 November 2021

Could counselling for footballers change off-field behaviour?

Chair of Social Work Professor Jioji Ravulo has spent eight years counselling rugby league players about their off-field behaviours. In a new paper, he shares insights into supporting the mental health of elite athletes under pressure.
10 November 2021

Lifestyle risks for chronic disease among Australian adolescents: a cross-sectional survey

Researchers from the Matilda Centre analysed cross-sectional data from the Health4Life Study to examine the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of the 'Big 6' major lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease among Australian adolescents.
10 November 2021

Co-curricular Grants Program makes student ideas a reality

The Student Co-curricular Grants Funding Program, launched by the Office of Student Life, provides funding and support for students to create innovative new projects. Find out how three teams that were successful in 2021 are using their funding.
10 November 2021

Why study civil engineering at Sydney

Develop the essential systems that improve lives in Australia and overseas, or create infrastructure that wows people for years to come with a degree in civil engineering.

09 November 2021

University says thank you to students and staff

The challenging end to high school for the 2022 cohort and the enormous contribution staff had made during the last year acknowledged.
09 November 2021

COVID e-Gate combines contact tracing information, temperature screens

The University of Sydney and Sydney Children's Hospitals Network have developed an Australian-first COVID-19 e-Gate integrated entry screening system with The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

09 November 2021

The know-how for our decarbonisation lies with universities

With increased investment and the right mix of industry and government support for university-developed solutions, Australia can emerge as a green export leader, write Professor Kim Rasmussen and Associate Professor Ben Thornber.
09 November 2021

Social sciences peak body welcomes four new Sydney faces

Professors Clinton Free, David Kinley, Frans Verstraten and Helen Watt join the esteemed national Academy that champions social science research.
08 November 2021

Seeing in Colour

A recent scientific instrument acquisition reveals how tests for colour blindness were developed in the late 19th century.