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23 May 2017

Do dogs make people healthier?

The University of Sydney is seeking non-dog owners for a world-first study examining how living with man's best friend can influence human health.

23 May 2017

Dingoes could fight feral fox and cat problem

The solution to the global explosion in feral animal populations such as foxes, coyotes and even cats could lie in the reintroduction of apex predators like dingoes, supported by nature corridors, research shows.

22 May 2017

Parkinson's disease study offers insights on genetics of the disease

Research led by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre has found a protein abnormality linked to brain cell loss in people with Parkinson's disease that is also present in some inherited forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 

22 May 2017

Westmead launches undergraduate opportunities

The University of Sydney officially launched more than 100 applied medical science projects at the  Westmead precinct and an applied medical sciences major, a new study option taught entirely at Westmead, commencing in 2018. 

22 May 2017

University scientists named Australian Academy of Science Fellows

Three University of Sydney academics are among 21 leading scientists to be elected to the Australian Academy of Science this year.

19 May 2017

Sydney tops university rankings for research impact

The University of Sydney is ranked number one in Australia and 29 in the world in terms of research impact, according to the 2017 CWTS Leiden Rankings.

19 May 2017

Captive-bred Tasmanian devils susceptible to car strike

Roadkill is the biggest threat to the survival of Tasmanian devils after facial tumours and now a study by an international collaboration of experts has found a correlation between death by car strikes and time in captivity.

18 May 2017

So is the wave of populist nationalism finished? Hardly.

Despite centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election, Professor Pippa Norris, writing for the Washington Post, explains it's too early to herald the demise of populism.

18 May 2017

5 facts about fashion at the University

From the clothes flaunted on campus in decades past, to some of our recent fashion connections, we take a look at the good, the bad and the ‘oh my’ of University of Sydney fashion.

17 May 2017

Australians’ deep-seated fear of foreign investment in housing remains

A study of almost 900 Sydneysiders about their perception of foreign investors in real estate finds a deep-seated fear that property is being bought and house prices driven by foreign, particularly Chinese, investment.