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08 October 2015

Focused on food

Twelve food manufacturers and biotech industry representatives are meeting  today at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre to discuss ways of increasing innovation in their industries.

08 October 2015

Landslides and tsunamis under investigation on Australia's east coast

Australia's coastline may be vulnerable to rare landslides with potentially disastrous consequences, according to ongoing research by the University of Sydney. 

07 October 2015

Mind the mental health gap

More than 30 reports and inquiries into mental health between 2006 and 2012 found that Australia's mental health system is in crisis, writes Sebastian Rosenberg.

07 October 2015

To tackle extremism in schools we must challenge the 'white curriculum'

A curriculum that challenges whiteness will help schools and universities to eradicate discrimination, encourage intercultural respect and combat violent extremism, writes Omid Tofighian.

07 October 2015

If lawful firearm owners cause most gun deaths, what can we do?

By accepting the common mantra that law-abiding, licensed firearm owners are not the problem, many have chased popular fears such as mental illness and violent video games.

07 October 2015

Less-invasive surgery may not be best option for rectal cancer

More research needed to establish the case for routine use of laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer.

06 October 2015

Children the key to North Korea's power

As North Korea prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of its ruling Korean Workers' Party on 10 October, a University of Sydney PhD student believes the state is maintaining strength from an unlikely source: its children.

02 October 2015

University of Sydney becomes a top pick for regional students

A group of 50 promising Year 11 students from disadvantaged communities across NSW, including 20 students from Dubbo Senior College, embarked on a school holiday journey to the University of Sydney this week.

02 October 2015

Five tips on surviving surf rips

Dr Jak McCarroll from the School of Geosciences offers five pointers for swimmers this summer.

02 October 2015

Sabotage: How the attack on renewables undermines government

In the latest Australian Book Review, Professor David Schlosberg explains how the Abbott government's attack on renewables undermined its very work.