Articles published in 2023

11 December 2023

It's extremely hot, could I have heat stroke?

Hot weather can place great stress on our bodies. When the environmental conditions exceed the limit at which we can adequately cope, we can suffer from heat-related illnesses. Heat illnesses can vary, from relatively mild heat exhaustion to the potentially life-threatening condition of heat stroke, writes Professor Ollie Jay for The Conversation.
11 December 2023

Skills in Demand visa a 'triple-win' for workers, business and Australia

The new 'Skills in Demand visa' announced today will help to address major flaws in Australia's migration system that have led to worker exploitation and failed to address labour market needs, according to two leading employment relations and migration academics from the University of Sydney Business School.
11 December 2023

The government's preventative detention legislation, explained

New laws that allow certain former immigration detainees to be re-detained if they have committed a crime and pose an unacceptable risk to the community are not as black and white as they may seem, write Drs Michelle Peterie and Amy Nethery for The Conversation.
08 December 2023

Students' AI-powered farming tool tops world's largest tech-for-good challenge

An AI-powered tool to help farmers naturally rehabilitate contaminated soil has been declared the 2023 Call for Code Global Challenge University winner - taking home a $US50,000 ($A75,500) prize for the University of Sydney Business School students behind it.
08 December 2023

New partnership with VinUniversity to support Vietnamese students

The University of Sydney and VinUniversity in Vietnam have partnered to provide financially disadvantaged Vietnamese students the opportunity to complete a semester of study at Sydney.
08 December 2023

How researchers designed Australia's first mobile cooling hub

Socially disadvantaged people are especially exposed to extreme heat. Dr Timothy English and co-authors explore a pilot project opening in Sydney will use the best available evidence to keep vulnerable people cool on the hottest of days.
07 December 2023

IHACPA partners with University of Sydney to boost health research and training

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority will collaborate with the University of Sydney to create new opportunities for research and the healthcare workforce.
07 December 2023

Student developing way for the blind to play ping pong using sound

A University of Sydney Engineering Honours student is developing technology to allow people with low vision and blindness to play ping pong using sound.
07 December 2023

A cancelled flight, a delay and a very determined graduate

With the final 2023 graduations taking place in the Great Hall over the next few weeks, we asked Rebecca Hyland, winner of the 2023 Sister Alison Bush Medal for Contribution to Indigenous Community what she remembers about her graduation day.
07 December 2023

Beginning bravely: How to start your career

A mountain blocked by rockfall. A dark and narrow cave. A canyon you can't cross. Picture the early career as physical terrain and you'll likely imagine some form of obstacle. The path to where you want to go can sometimes feel frustratingly blocked. Here are 10 tips to help you break through.
07 December 2023

Engineered for success

Study is never easy. Young people from the country also face the difficulties of moving to the city, where life is more expensive. Ellen Ash wanted to make that journey easier.
07 December 2023

Building knowledge

Life in Sydney city can be a challenge. But a unique collaboration between architects, donors, researchers, and students is hoping to innovate and educate towards a more liveable Sydney.
06 December 2023

How we work with education agents

Following recent media coverage, the University of Sydney seeks to assure students who are considering applying to study with us that support is available throughout the process - whether working with an authorised agent or applying directly.
06 December 2023

Brain and Mind Centre wins Wellcome Mental Health Award

A multidisciplinary team led by the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney has been awarded a $5.4M trust grant to fund their research into youth-onset mood disorders called circadian depression.
06 December 2023

Sowing seeds of change

Farmers are the backbone of this country. Now, new advancements within agricultural robotics are providing farmers with a helping hand and next level efficiency.
06 December 2023

Healing bodies, healing Country

Native grains have healing potential. These gratifying grasses are not only a fantastic food source that could lower chronic disease rates, but could also have environmental and cultural benefits for the communities where they grow.
06 December 2023

University of Sydney continues to excel in sustainability ranking

The University placed seventh globally and first in Australia in the QS Sustainability Rankings, which ranks institutions worldwide. We ranked first globally for the social impact category.
05 December 2023

'A deeply thoughtful show': artist Louise Bourgeois at AGNSW

Dr Lea Vuong, a French scholar from the School of Languages and Cultures, explores the 'deeply thoughtful and sensuous' blockbuster exhibition by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
04 December 2023

This chef landed his dream job, but it's not in a restaurant

Meet Cordon Bleu-trained Chef Marzio Lanzini, who manages Sydney's newest kitchen - not in a high-class restaurant, but at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre.
01 December 2023

Photonic chip that 'fits together like Lego' opens door to local industry

New semiconductor architecture integrates traditional electronics with photonic, or light, components. Designed by Dr Alvaro Casas Bedoya in the School of Physics, the chip could have application in advanced radar, satellites, wireless networks and 6G telecommunications.