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11 January 2021

Major new exhibition explores the Coastline

One of 18 exhibitions at the new Chau Chak Wing Museum is an art history tour of seashores and beaches in Australia and overseas.
15 December 2020

Creativity during COVID-19

The challenges of COVID-19 provided creative inspiration for graduating students from the Sydney College of the Arts Master of the Moving Image (MMI) degree. These films will screen at the MMI Graduation Showcase on 19 December.
15 December 2020

Smart Summer Books

We asked the Heads of Schools in Humanities to nominate some of the must-read academic books of 2020. Grab a cup of tea and get into them.
14 December 2020

Sydney wins prestigious global education award

The University of Sydney dominated this year's QS Reimagine Education awards, with the Business School's Job Smart Edge initiative winning the overall Global Education Award for its comprehensive program to provide international students employability skills and experience for their future careers.
10 December 2020

China debate borrows language from the Cold War

Professor James Curran at the University of Sydney delivered an address at the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Sydney about the current problems in Australia's relationship with China.
08 December 2020

University of Sydney first choice for school leavers in NSW

The University of Sydney continues to be the preferred university for New South Wales school leavers, according to data released this week from the Universities Admissions Centre.
27 November 2020

Seven researchers elected to prestigious academies

The new fellows are elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in humanities, computer science, and biomedical and materials engineering.
23 November 2020

Inaugural China Gallery show examines culture of auspiciousness

Auspicious: Motifs in Chinese Art at the China Gallery runs until November 2021.
20 November 2020

Sydney has the most influential academics in Australia

Two academic rankings lists published recently cement the University of Sydney's position as a world leader in research.
16 November 2020

Sydney's newest museum opens

The museum has free entry and brings together the University of Sydney's collections of antiquities, natural history, historic photographs, cultural artefacts and art.
12 November 2020

Don't be a HASS-been, HSC leavers

If you are a year 12 student with a preference for humanities, don't change it. Invest in a future where you will be sustained by your passion for your work and where your skills will be valued contributions to the world.
09 November 2020

University study finds economic window for native grains production

At the start of NAIDOC Week 2020, Dr Angela Pattison and colleagues have launched the first report from a feasibility study into using native grass grains as a modern food product. Initial findings look promising.
05 November 2020

Bronze Age travel routes revealed using pioneering research method

Using satellite imagery and ethnographic research, University of Sydney archaeologists have reconstructed the ancient seasonal migration routes of Bronze Age herders in Xinjiang, north-western China.
28 October 2020

Consciousness and the presence of mind

His book profiles 20 world-changing University of Sydney researchers. Yet, one of the most remarkable stories Maxwell Bennett AO tells in The Search for Knowledge and Understanding, is his own.

20 October 2020

Advice for students sitting the HSC

University of Sydney experts offer advice to the class of 2020 sitting their HSC exams this year.
12 October 2020

University gifted rare original works by Shakespeare precursor and Faulkner

A copy of Ben Jonson's Folio (1616) and a complete set of the works of William Faulkner in first editions have been given to the University of Sydney by two separate donors.
22 September 2020

Dual burden of malnutrition in India's wealthy households

University of Sydney researcher Dr Chandana Maitra is helping to shed light on the complex problem of malnutrition in India - a problem she says has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
21 August 2020

Apple, Google and Fortnite's stoush is a big tech arm wrestle

There has been a clash of clans in mobile gaming, with angry birds Apple, Google and Epic Games in a saga over in-app payments. Dr Marcus Carter and Dr Kyle Moore, our Fortnite experts, explain why.
20 August 2020

Drilled Alaska: experts comment on Trump's oil and gas plan

The US Department of the Interior has approved oil and gas drilling in Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. University of Sydney experts comment on the possible impact on the environment, Native Peoples and animal populations.
19 August 2020

4 ideas for the Pacific's most pressing humanitarian issues

This is what happened when 200 of the most inventive Australian students got together - virtually - for a weekend of humanitarian innovation hacking.