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22 December 2020

Physical activity levels increased by smartphone apps and fitness trackers

New research finds activity trackers and mobile apps currently being used by consumers are effective in improving physical activity, with an average increase of around 2000 steps per day. This has the potential to lower the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.
21 December 2020

12 of our biggest business stories from this year

2020 has been a big year. We take a look back at the twelve most read stories from the University of Sydney Business School.

18 December 2020

University of Sydney welcomes new Federal Ministry

The University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Stephen Garton today thanked Dan Tehan MP for his service as Minister for Education and welcomed Alan Tudge MP in his new role.
17 December 2020

Truth can be obscured by bodycam footage: research

A study on how viewing footage may affect a police officer's statement about an event shows that footage does not always replicate what an officer experienced.
17 December 2020

Secret of Australia's volcanoes revealed

Geoscientists at the University of Sydney can now provide a clear reason why Australia's east coast has been peppered with volcanoes from North Queensland to Tasmania.
16 December 2020

Who cares for care workers?

The intricacies of the employment-care work connection must be better factored into policy, a new expert report asserts. Now, more than ever, bolstered child, disability and aged care arrangements will benefit all Australians.
16 December 2020

What happened to 2020? 10 talks for your podcast playlist

2020 is coming to an end but the events of this year will long stay with us. We brought together leading thinkers from the University of Sydney and beyond to make sense of it all.

16 December 2020

Why unis must prepare students to secure our food and the planet

Universities have an obligation to make the learning of agriculture as varied, dynamic, interesting and modern as the industry is itself. Our academic leaders put out a call for a new visionary curriculum.
16 December 2020

Australia likely no longer key migration destination

Save for India, people from other countries are lukewarm on migration to Australia, finds a study based on open-access web data. The study also reveals that while Australians are highly engaged in migration as a subject, they feel neutral about it in practice.
16 December 2020

What's up Skip? Kangaroos really can 'talk' to us

New research shows that non-domesticated animals such as the iconic Australian marsupial can seek to engage with humans to help them solve problems.