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21 April 2021

Quantum ethics project awarded DFAT grant

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has awarded the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) $800,000 over two years to develop accords for the ethical use of quantum technologies.
20 April 2021

Cars will be king until transport authorities connect the dots

Access to unlimited trips on public transport is a more compelling incentive for consumers than price points, was the main finding of an innovative trial of transport subscription plans by University of Sydney researchers.
08 April 2021

New modelling provides greater scrutiny for supply chains

Unethical or destructive practices can be hidden within supply chains bringing us items we want and need. Dr Arne Geschke uses data to drill into the complex global production web.
30 March 2021

Two thirds of farmland at risk of pesticide pollution

A global map of agricultural land across 168 countries has revealed that 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution. Almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk.
30 March 2021

New deal for Uber drivers in UK, but Australia's gig workers must wait

Uber has been forced by the UK courts to treat its British drivers as workers. It will probably require legislative change for Uber's Australian drivers to be treated as employees, write Drs Alex Veen, Tom Barratt and Caleb Goods.
26 March 2021

After the Ever Given: what the ship wedged in the Suez Canal means for global trade

A container vessel is completely blocking traffic in the Suez Canal. This event highlights the fragility of global supply chains and is likely to accelerate changes in the world economy already under way, writes Professor Michael Bell from the Sydney University Business School.
17 March 2021

Will record retail sales during COVID continue?

The "goldrush" many retailers experienced last year will only last for as long as the sector is able to innovate, according to an expert from the University of Sydney Business School.
08 March 2021

Australia has a long history of coercing people into work. There are better options than 'dobbing in'

JobSeeker rules are an extension of Australian's long history of making unemployment support contingent on the idea of "deservedness", writes Dr Frances Flanagan.
08 March 2021

Meet our new UN Women Australia MBA scholarship recipients

How did the pandemic spur two women leaders to further study? We sat down with Dr Kudzai Kanhutu and Katherine Passmore (recipients of the UN Women Australia MBA Scholarship) to discuss.
03 March 2021

International experience for students continues during pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 border closures, University of Sydney students have still obtained international experience as part of their degree.