Articles published in 2023

30 October 2023

Four research areas in ShanghaiRanking global top ten

The University of Sydney continues to excel in global rankings, with four research areas in the top 10 globally, and 18 subject areas in the top 50 globally, in the latest ShanghaiRanking league table.
27 October 2023

Just the facts

Dealing with vast amounts of information is just another day at the office for our researchers and academics. Here, three researchers from the Westmead Health Precinct each explain an idea at the centre of their current work, as we mark 45 years of its partnership with the University of Sydney.
26 October 2023

Five disciplines continue in global top 50 in THE rankings

University of Sydney disciplines continue to rank highly in the latest THE World University Rankings by Subject. 
26 October 2023

Peace with Nature: Rejuvenating war-torn Colombia with sustainable development

An initiative set up by an interdisciplinary researcher in biodiversity conservation from the University of Sydney is helping former Colombian guerilla fighters transition into environmental custodians in the war-torn country.
26 October 2023

Facing up to AI

It is hard to know all the changes artificial intelligence (AI) will bring to the world, but they'll no doubt be dramatic. The enormity of it all means AI can seem cold and intimidating, but that might change when it has a human-like face.
26 October 2023

5 minutes with author, Senior Lecturer, and 'shark kid' Chris Pepin-Neff

Dr Pepin-Neff's groundbreaking work on emotional issues, from shark attacks to LGBTQ rights, drives policy change and empowers communities. Learn more about their work and the advice they have for others looking to make change.
26 October 2023

You don't have to have it all figured out

Starting out in your career can often come with pressure to have everything neatly planned and figured out. However, in a world where professional success is more like a winding path than a straight road, it's essential to remember that not having it all sorted out is perfectly normal.
25 October 2023

'Uncharted territory': climate scientists sound alarm over Earth's vital signs

This year has likely seen the hottest temperatures for 100,000 years. A global team of scientists, including Dr Thomas Newsome from Faculty of Science, has laid out the numbers.
24 October 2023

Meet the 2023 Alumni Award winners

Each year, the University of Sydney awards six Alumni Achievement Awards to alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to their communities.
24 October 2023

Meet the 2023 Graduate Medallists

Each year, the University of Sydney awards six Graduate Medals to our newest alumni in recognition of their achievements in a number of categories. The awards celebrate the recipients visionary leadership, excellence, dedication and commitment to their field.
24 October 2023

Imants Tillers wins Alumni Award for Cultural Contribution

Though he was studying architecture, Imants Tillers (BSc (Architecture) '73) was drawn to the arts and the culture around the newly-formed Tin Sheds galleries. The style he developed in this period has made him one of Australia's most recognisable post-modern artists.
24 October 2023

Georgia Dawson wins Alumni Award for International Achievement

Georgia Dawson (BA '98, LLB '00) is an international success story. As Senior Partner at London law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, she is one of the most prominent Australian lawyers in the world.
24 October 2023

Margaret Zhang wins Outstanding Achievements of Young Alumni Award

At 27, Margaret Zhang (BCom '17, LLB '18) was youngest person to be appointed Editor-in-chief in Vogue's history. In this special Q&A, she shares her thoughts on creativity, careers and combining her love of fashion with cross-disciplinary insight. 
24 October 2023

Professor Elizabeth Elliott wins Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

Dr Elizabeth Elliott's (MBBS '80, MD '92, MPhil '09) dedication to the field of paediatrics has helped to shape policy, improve health outcomes and secure a brighter future for some of our most disadvantaged children.
24 October 2023

Naomi Malone wins Alumni Award for Service to Humanity

Naomi Malone's (BA '94, LLB '96) love of history and her lived experience with a disability has made her a supportive advocate for inclusion and accessibility.  
24 October 2023

Dr Stephen Hicks wins Alumni Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr Stephen Hicks (BSc '99, PhD '05) was ten years old when glasses allowed him see stars for the first time. Now his cutting-edge work is combining medicine and technology to restore sight to others.
24 October 2023

What happens when technology learns to read our minds?

Advancements in neurotechnology could be at a turning point, but the new technology threatens to breach even the privacy of our brains. Looking at a recent case on this issue in the Supreme Court in Chile, Sydney Law School research addresses the need for Australia to protect our human rights and to reconsider many areas of law.
24 October 2023

Professor Ben Saul appointed to the United Nations

The United Nations (UN) has announced the appointment of Professor Ben Saul from the Sydney Law School as Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-terrorism. From 1 November 2023, Professor Saul's appointment will focus on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.
23 October 2023

Archaeologists, Barkindji custodians excavate dingo burial

A collaboration between a local Indigenous group and archaeologists has unearthed ancestral dingo remains, as Dr Amy Way and colleagues describe in The Conversation.
23 October 2023

Sculpture by the Sea founder reflects on 25 years

His vision for a large-scale public art event sparked David Handley's leap from lawyer to social entrepreneur. As his signature event, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, marks its 25th year, he reflects on riding the wave of arts enterprise.