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16 March 2016

University of Sydney’s first MOOC rethinks a 21st century music education

The University of Sydney’s first MOOC centred on teaching music in the 21st century launches this month and urges music educators to rethink how technology is used to motivate school students to learn and make music.

16 March 2016

Defenceless against artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence must be kept under human control or we may become defenceless against its capabilities, warn two University of Sydney machine-learning experts.

16 March 2016

New institute will pursue research to guide policy on open adoptions

NSW Premier Mike Baird has committed $2.85 million to the Institute of Open Adoption Studies at the University of Sydney in partnership with Barnardos Australia.

15 March 2016

Australian universities make health and wellbeing a priority

Representatives from 25 Australian universities have joined together to form the Australian Health Promoting Universities Network, which will see them work collaboratively to create healthier university campuses and communities.  

15 March 2016

Geologists discover how Australia's highest mountain was created

A team spearheaded by Professor Dietmar Müller from the University’s School of Geosciences used high performance computing code to investigate the cause of the uplift which created Mount Kosciuszko and the Australian Alps. 

14 March 2016

Islam needs to invest in people and universities, not mosques

The discourse on Islam as we know it today has been hijacked by Islamist militants, writes Hussain Nadim.  

14 March 2016

Retirement is good for your health

University of Sydney research reveals that retirement can boost positive lifestyle changes 

11 March 2016

A congestion charge will help unclog Sydney's roads and save drivers money

It's time to rethink the way we price the use of our roads if we want true reform to ease congestion, writes Professor David Hensher.

11 March 2016

Putting a dollar figure on our beaches

Can we place a dollar  figure on the effects of sea level rise? Associate Professor Abbas El-Zein, from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, will share his research into local climate change adaptation and planning at the Sydney Environment Institute panel, ‘Coastal vulnerability to sea level rise’, on Wednesday 23 March.

11 March 2016

Housing policy is captive to property politics, so don’t expect politicians to tackle affordability

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s recent warnings that house prices would fall steeply under a Labor government confirm the underlying politics of housing policy in Australia. The default position for politicians is to sound concerned about housing affordability, but do nothing.