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2015

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27 November 2015

University of Sydney leads Australia in QS Employability Rankings

University of Sydney graduates have been rated the most sought-after in Australia in the first comprehensive global rankings into employability. 

26 November 2015

End of year individual bonuses found to be counter-productive

New research published in the Journal of Business Research has cast doubt on the benefits of individual bonuses, recommending end of year bonuses be based on group performance

26 November 2015

University of Sydney to establish a China presence

A new centre in China will cement our place as the Australian university with the most extensive, coherent and sustainable relationship with China.

26 November 2015

Implementation the key to structural reforms in mental health

The Government has finally revealed its response to the Review into Mental Health Services conducted by the National Mental Health Commission, writes Sebastian Rosenberg.

26 November 2015

Crowdfunding drives support for Freedom Ride scholarship

As part of its record-breaking INSPIRED campaign, the University this week is inviting its local and global networks to support the NSW Freedom Ride Scholarship Fund through its new crowdfunding platform.

26 November 2015

Mapped: Mental Health Services in Far West NSW

NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley today launches the Integrated Mental Health Atlas of Far West NSW, providing a region-wide view of local services and support available to people living with mental distress.

25 November 2015

Great Barrier Reef protecting against landslides, tsunamis

A tsunami has been found to have occurred up to 20,000 years ago, which could have impacted Aboriginal people living on the then fringe reef. Now the Great Barrier Reef provides a barrier to potential wave energy from submarine landslide-induced tsunamis. Details of the findings were published this week in the international journal Marine Geology.

25 November 2015

Solidarity after Paris means treating all suffering the same

It is right that Australia, and the world, stand with France against terrorism. But it is also right that we stand with terrorism's other victims, writes Professor Ben Saul. 

25 November 2015

Dancing to academic victory

Pearl Lee has won the biology category of the 2015 Dance your PhD competition with an interpretive dance on tropoelastin.

24 November 2015

Ants filmed building moving bridges from their live bodies

An international team of researchers has discovered bridges built by ants with their bodies can move from the building point, changing position as required. Applications could include the development of swarm robots for use in areas such as disaster relief and deep sea exploration.