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12 January 2022

Sydney researchers awarded ARC funding for 78 research projects

The University of Sydney has received more than $36 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to fund 78 research projects.
23 December 2021

The effects of the Spanish Inquisition linger to this day

Two hundred years after its abolition, the Spanish Inquisition leaves a stain. The locations in which it was strong have markedly lower levels of economic activity, trust and educational attainment, write Dr Jordi Vidal-Robert and colleagues.
21 December 2021

Stories that challenged our thinking in 2021

Although COVID-19 again dominated the headlines this year, our people continued to test our preconceptions across a range of areas.
20 December 2021

Hot housing market puts renters off having more kids

Based on data from a nearly 20-year period, University of Sydney research shows Australian renters are less likely to want and have more children when the property market booms. The opposite is true for home owners.
25 November 2021

COVID-19 pandemic leaves permanent scar on retail workers

More than half of Australian retail workers experienced customer abuse during the pandemic, while nearly half felt their job became more insecure, landmark new research by the University of Sydney and the ANU finds.
24 November 2021

University to co-lead Connectivity Innovation Network

The NSW Government has announced that the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney will lead the establishment of the state's Connectivity Innovation Network.
22 November 2021

Joint sustainability lab launched with Zhejiang University

The University of Sydney and Zhejiang University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint lab on sustainable environment.
15 November 2021

Xi Jinping puts his stamp on Communist Party history

David Goodman, professor of Chinese politics and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, reflects on the key aspects from the Chinese Communist Party's sixth plenary in Beijing.
09 November 2021

The know-how for our decarbonisation lies with universities

With increased investment and the right mix of industry and government support for university-developed solutions, Australia can emerge as a green export leader, write Professor Kim Rasmussen and Associate Professor Ben Thornber.
09 November 2021

Social sciences peak body welcomes four new Sydney faces

Professors Clinton Free, David Kinley, Frans Verstraten and Helen Watt join the esteemed national Academy that champions social science research.