21 June 2017

Philanthropy just keeps on giving

The desire to help others nourishes many opportunities, writes our Vice-Principal (Advancement) Tim Dolan in The Australian today. 

21 June 2017

Australia's bulwark against the far right

Australia's history of never having been a great world power works against the rise of populism and the far right, writes Dr David Smith in the New York Times. 

21 June 2017

Design student ideas aid the delivery of better healthcare

A toy reporting a child's behaviour, a game destigmatising mental health, and a virtual healing garden cultivating patient feedback - these are among 24 ideas developed by students to aid the delivery of better healthcare.

21 June 2017

Researchers discover rare disease in Australia

A rare infectious disease thought to be non-existent in the southern hemisphere has been discovered in Australia by researchers from the University of Sydney.

20 June 2017

Governments urged to measure household food insecurity: new study

New research from the Sydney Environment Institute has tracked the complexity of food insecurity - inadequate access to affordable, nutritious food - among Afghan migrant communities in Sydney, London and San Francisco. 

20 June 2017

Magic mushrooms key to muscling up

A team of researchers from the University of Sydney believe the humble mushroom could be the new key to refuelling after a workout.

19 June 2017

University sponsors Garma Youth Forum

As sponsor of this year's Garma Youth Forum, we'll host workshops for school students run by our Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of Science, Sydney College of the Arts as well as the Sydney University Law Society.

16 June 2017

Responding to fetal alcohol impacts in children

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about killing themselves, according to their teachers, says University of Sydney research.

16 June 2017

Easing the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

The University's Charles Perkins Centre has released a new free MOOC (massive open online course), revealing the fascinating way our bodies work and how chronic diseases can be tackled.

16 June 2017

Con students give Lorde the green light

A group of University of Sydney music students recently had the opportunity of surprising singer-songwriter Lorde with a special performance during a Sydney visit by the international artist.