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22 March 2023

Humanities and medicine excel in QS Subject Rankings

The University of Sydney has performed strongly in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, with seven disciplines ranked in the global top 20 and 30 in the top 50.
22 March 2023

Diet and exercise programs alone won't tackle childhood obesity

Focusing on immediate fixes such as diet and exercise programs alone won't curb the tide of childhood obesity, according to a new study that for the first time maps the complex pathways that lead to obesity in childhood.
21 March 2023

Why autumn isn't a good time to predict if El Niño is coming

Dr Nandini Ramesh, a Research Associate in the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science and Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Data61 reveals why we can't predict El Niño after three consecutive La Niña years. 

21 March 2023

Our research isn't an argument against cashless gaming reform in NSW

Professor Sally Gainsbury says a key feature of account-based gambling is not removing cash, per se, but requiring gamblers to gamble through an identified account.
21 March 2023

University of Sydney sponsors a NSW Premier's Literary Award

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is sponsoring the People's Choice Award in the 2023 NSW Premier's Literary Awards administered by the State Library. The popular award will now be named The University of Sydney People's Choice Award.
21 March 2023

Smashing the avocado myth: cutting brunch won't pay home deposit

According to new research led by researchers in the University of Sydney's School of Architecture, Design and Planning, saving on 'smashed avocado' brunches and other lifestyle options won't cut it for young people saving for their first home, even for those on a moderate income. Family support is now key for many to achieve their home ownership dreams.

21 March 2023

Scientists open door to manipulating 'quantum light'

The way light interacts with matter continues to enthral scientists and the human imagination, both for its theoretical beauty and its powerful practical application in fields like metrology and computing.
20 March 2023

Sydney Con leads gender equity shift in Australian music

Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Composing Women program led by Professor Liza Lim has demonstrated leadership and influence in the push for gender equity in programming and commissioning works by female composers in classical and art music.
17 March 2023

Calls for total elimination of direct sales of vaping products

All sales of vaping products other than those prescribed by a doctor to aid in quitting smoking should be stopped to curb skyrocketing uptake of e-cigarettes in young people, according to a leading tobacco control expert.
16 March 2023

Evolution not revolution: why GPT-4 is notable, but not groundbreaking

OpenAI's new GPT-4 model is more creative and capable of more advanced reasoning, but remains subject to the same limitations of its predecessors, writes Dr Marcel Scharth from the University of Sydney Business School.