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02 November 2018

Global effort to sequence genomes of all complex life on Earth

With ecological diversity under threat, a global alliance to sequence the genomic data of all eukaryotic life on Earth has been launched. It aims to analyse the genomes of 1.5 million animals, plants, fungi and protozoa.
02 November 2018

Quantum on the edge: Light shines on new pathway for quantum tech

In a world-first demonstration of topologically protected biphoton states, physicist Dr Andrea Blanco-Redondo has opened up a pathway to use light to develop a new type of qubit, the building blocks for quantum computers.
01 November 2018

US News ranks Sydney 31 in the world

The University of Sydney has placed 31st in the world in the latest US News Best Global Universities rankings, climbing in all four major global university rankings this year.
01 November 2018

Vale John Hooke: Sydney farewells a visionary philanthropist

John Hooke leaves behind a lasting legacy, thanks to his passionate support of nanoscience at the University of Sydney.

31 October 2018

Shark bites and negative media linked to PTSD

Nearly a third of shark bite survivors experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - an outcome compounded by negative media experiences, a new study by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre reports.
30 October 2018

Five wins at the NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

University of Sydney researchers have been recognised for their work by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at an awards ceremony held at Government House, hosted by Governor David Hurley.
30 October 2018

Mentoring prepares women for the workforce

The 2018 Women's Mentoring Program connects female engineering students with alumni mentors to learn valuable insights, helping them navigate the transition from the university lab to the workplace.
29 October 2018

Report injuries and monitor standards for safe children's playgrounds

Safety standards alone are not enough to prevent injuries, so robust injury surveillance and data analysis are required to guide risk minimisation strategies, says Dr Lisa Sharwood.
26 October 2018

Peer review must remain at heart of research assessment system

University of Sydney's Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence defends the principle of peer review, following revelations former Education Minister Senator Simon Birmingham vetoed federal funding for 11 projects recommended by the Australian Research Council.
26 October 2018

Tackling Indigenous youth mental health challenges

The University of Sydney marked Mental Health Month by bringing together health experts and Indigenous community heroes to discuss their experiences and different approaches to tackling Indigenous youth mental health challenges in the 21st century.