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22 May 2020

Philanthropy supports new Indigenous healthcare model

Donation enables social and emotional wellbeing and scholarships to become part of Indigenous health course.
22 May 2020

Genome technology to save Australia's unique biodiversity

Australia is one of the most biologically unique and diverse countries in the world. But 480 animals and 1294 plants are listed as threatened. The Threatened Species Initiative aims to help protect them.
22 May 2020

Stitch in time: how a quantum physicist made new code from old tricks

Building large-scale quantum computers will require suppression of errors. Dr Ben Brown has used a neat trick to apply powerful 3D error-suppression codes in a 2D architecture, something one industry insider said many thought was impossible.
22 May 2020

Next-generation solar cells pass strict international tests

Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin, perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research by Professor Anita Ho-Baillie means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
21 May 2020

Library helps create COVID-19 historical record

In recognition of the extraordinary period of history the COVID-19 pandemic represents the University of Sydney's Library is asking University staff and students to contribute materials capturing their experience of living through the pandemic.
21 May 2020

31,300 NSW jobs rely on University of Sydney

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said today that getting the University of Sydney back to full strength and contributing to our national economy was essential to Australia's COVID-19 recovery plans.
20 May 2020

Funding success for vital health and medical research

Researchers from the University of Sydney have been awarded more than $62 million in funding for 43 new health and medical research projects to improve childhood vaccination programs, transform the treatment of osteoarthritis and utilise new technologies to regenerate damaged heart tissue.
20 May 2020

Scholarship supports education and teaching of Indigenous language

In life and death moments, clarity and purpose can be found. Kelli Owen's moment showed her that she wanted to help Aboriginal kids know their traditional language. A scholarship helped her do it.
19 May 2020

Vale, Emeritus Professor Gerald Wilkes (1927-2020)

Emeritus Professor Gerald Wilkes, best known for establishing a basis for Australian literature scholarship, passed away on May 15, 2020.
15 May 2020

Light, fantastic: the path ahead for faster, smaller computer processors

Photonic chips have huge potential for the future of computers and telecommunications. Australian and German physicists have now developed hybrid architecture to overcome some of the engineering hurdles facing this technology.