Articles published in 2023

30 August 2023

Professor Holmes awarded Croonian Medal by Royal Society

Professor Eddie Holmes has been awarded the Croonian Medal and Lecture, one of the most prestigious prizes in the biological sciences.
29 August 2023

One in four regional youth using vapes

'Don't forget country kids,' say researchers at the Matilda Centre for Mental Health and Substance Use, as youth vaping rates in the regions match metro counterparts.
29 August 2023

Scientists use quantum device to slow chemical process by factor of 100bn

New research - and a world-first experimental result - display the potential for using quantum technology to explore new designs in material science, drugs or solar energy harvesting.
28 August 2023

Early career researchers awarded $5.1m funding

The University of Sydney has received funding for 12 research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.
25 August 2023

Poor lifestyle in 60s linked to risk of aged care

Physical inactivity, smoking, poor diet and sleep disorders between the age of 60 and 64 are linked with more than double the risk of admission to aged care, according to new research from the University of Sydney.
24 August 2023

Game plan: How a former AFL umpire and researcher is keeping sport and schools inclusive

With a career ranging from professional Australian Rules football umpire to Senior Lecturer researching bullying in schools, Dr Rawlings' game-changing insights are helping institutions to become more inclusive.
24 August 2023

When proteins get stuck: unlocking the secrets to brain diseases

Biomedical engineers at the University of Sydney, in collaboration with scientists at Cambridge and Harvard, have developed sophisticated optical techniques to monitor how protein aggregates form at the nanoscale.
24 August 2023

Sydney researchers claim all 2023 Eureka Prizes in leadership

Researchers at the University of Sydney have secured four awards at the 2023 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, the prestigious annual science awards. 

23 August 2023

University spin-off wins research commercialisation accolade

DetectedX, a company spun out of the University of Sydney, has won the Research Commercialisation Award at this year's Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards.
23 August 2023

Message to our community on the Voice to Parliament

Today Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AC and Vice-Chancellor and President Mark Scott AO wrote to staff, sharing a statement from the University Senate on the Voice to Parliament and their personal support.
23 August 2023

University statement on the Voice to Parliament

The University of Sydney has an underlying responsibility to support our democratic processes by promoting free speech and civic discourse.
23 August 2023

Australian government appoints Emma Johnston to the board of CSIRO

Professor Emma Johnston, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney, has been appointed to the board of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for four years.

22 August 2023

Powerful firms that put the 'con' into consulting

Conflicts of interest, poor culture, and lack of transparency in the consulting industry cost the public billions and hollowed out public institutions, writes Professor Jane Andrew for 360info.
22 August 2023

International Museum Conference: Truth-telling in a post truth era

Museum professionals from around the world will gather at the Chau Chak Wing Museum next week for a conference examining the, at times, controversial relationship between university museums and their collections.
22 August 2023

The Chancellor’s Committee Book Fair returns in September

As a much-loved event on the University calendar, students, alumni, academics, staff and community members can look forward to a Book Fair brimming with bargains.
22 August 2023

Many websites selling home fertility tests making misleading claims

Many websites selling home fertility tests, also known as the 'egg timer' test, directly to consumers are making misleading claims about their usefulness, a University of Sydney led study has found.
21 August 2023

Universities can help fix governments hooked on consultants

There is no question that we need a more active, creative, and capable public service. To do that, education and research in the area needs urgent attention, writes Professor Duncan Ivison.
18 August 2023

Domestic violence: convictions more likely with pre-recorded evidence

The first quantitative analysis of NSW evidence reforms shows that a victim-centred approach to domestic violence prosecutions is yielding results.
17 August 2023

Nano-thin 'liquid-like' coatings pave the way for a self-cleaning world

University of Sydney researchers have observed oil molecules retaining their 'liquid-like' properties when they are chemically attached as an extremely thin layer to solid surfaces, opening new possibilities for designing sustainable materials with non-stick characteristics. 

17 August 2023

First Nations internship at NASA for engineering student Lincoln Bourke

Lincoln Bourke, a joint engineering and physics student, will spend 10 weeks at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory exploring how equipment could interact with the surface of other planets.