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15 August 2016

Latest ARWU university rankings list us among best universities in the world

The University of Sydney has cemented its place among the world’s top universities with a ranking of 82 in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

15 August 2016

Precision medicine set to shake up the future

Thanks to new research in precision medicine, advances that were once only imaginable as science fiction are becoming closer to our health reality.

15 August 2016

Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

Half of mothers are overweight or obese at the start of pregnancy

12 August 2016

Our looming health crisis

Professor Jenny Gunton from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research and Sydney Medical School discusses why researchers are increasingly concerned that diabetes could break the healthcare budget.

12 August 2016

Joint initiative provides educational support for school students in western Sydney

A unique partnership between the University of Sydney and Fairfield City Council will provide significant educational support and activities for primary and high school students and the wider community.

12 August 2016

Our tricky brains

Second year PhD student Kim Ransley’s research aims to increase our understanding of the mechanics of reading.  

11 August 2016

Sydney at Rio - Wed 10 August

Stay in touch with all the latest action featuring our athletes in Rio. 

10 August 2016

Smart cities: does this mean more transport disruptions?

A plethora of new and personalised ways of getting around cities are emerging - electric bikes, motorised scooters, electric vehicles, car sharing and re-interpretations of the taxi by Uber, writes Professor Robyn Dowling.

10 August 2016

Medicines to treat side effects of other medicines? Sometimes less is more.

Older people may be taking medicines that are not working or no longer needed

10 August 2016

Helping swimmers get off to a flying start

As the world's best swimmers hit the pool in Rio, new University of Sydney research is showing how athletes can make a bigger splash with their dive.