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2018

The latest news and expert opinion from the University of Sydney.

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04 October 2018

Finally, another woman awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel committee has recognised Canadian physicist Donna Strickland with the highest honour in the physical sciences. Professor Celine Boehm, thinks this represents the beginning of much needed change that is long overdue.
03 October 2018

Sydney women talk gender equity

Female staff, students and alumni recently gathered to participate in an open discussion on the state of play for women in the workplace. Together they uncovered some hard truths but remained optimistic about the future.
28 September 2018

University team develops antibacterial surfaces for bone implants

A University team has found a solution to tackle the infection rate following joint replacement surgery by developing a non-toxic silver nanoparticle plasma coating.
28 September 2018

Agriculture students make clean sweep at Crops Competition

Competitors from across Australia and the US have taken their lecture knowledge into the field in a hands-on test of their skills in agronomy, live crop-yield potential, and plant and disease identification.
28 September 2018

Banking Royal Commission: Five things you need to know

How could the Banking Royal Commission impact you as a consumer? And what brought about the Commission? University of Sydney experts explain what you need to know about the interim report release.
27 September 2018

Construction, transport workers at high-risk of spinal injuries

Workers in the construction and transport industries experience high rates of traumatic spinal injuries, and there is an urgent need for more effective safety measures, says a new study led by University of Sydney experts.
27 September 2018

Six scholars recognised for social sciences leadership

Six University of Sydney social scientists have been elected to the prestigious Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for their distinguished contributions to their disciplines and to society.
27 September 2018

Sydney continues to move up in latest THE rankings

The University of Sydney has been ranked 59 in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings, jumping two places since last year's rank of 61.
27 September 2018

Oyster research aims to clean the water of Sydney Harbour

The shells of Sydney's oysters once helped to build the city. Two centuries on, researchers look at using oysters to help clean up urban estuaries all over the world.
26 September 2018

Photonic chips harness sound waves to speed up local networks

Acoustic noise in chips used to be a nuisance. Now scientists at the University of Sydney Nano Institute have developed a technique to put it to use in receivers of information in fibre-optic networks.