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24 April 2020

Coronavirus contact-tracing apps: most of us won't cooperate unless everyone does

As governments look to ease general social-distancing measures and instead use more targeted strategies to stop coronavirus transmission, we face a social dilemma about the limits of cooperative behaviour, writes Dr Stefan Volk.
22 April 2020

Sydney leads in world university Impact Rankings

Sydney has placed first in Australia and second globally in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which focus on the twin issues of protecting the environment while addressing inequality through sustainable development.
20 April 2020

ARC Linkage Projects success for Sydney researchers

University of Sydney projects have been awarded more than $2 million in funding in the latest rounds of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects outcomes.
15 April 2020

Capped Uber and taxi fares to boost public transport: new survey

Around half of all people living in major Australian cities would abandon their private cars if they could travel up to five kilometres to a public transport hub by Uber and taxi for a capped fare of $5, according a survey by the University of Sydney Business School.
14 April 2020

US COVID-19 deaths "poorly predicted" by IHME model

An international group of data scientists led by the University of Sydney's Centre for Translational Data Science has found that over 70 percent of US states had death rates that were inconsistent with IHME predictions.
08 April 2020

First study on the health conditions of adults one month into COVID-19 lockdown

A new preliminary study provides some of the earliest pieces of evidence that the COVID-19 outbreak affected people mentally as well as physically.
31 March 2020

Global alliance commits to welfare of "bewildered and anxious" students

The Chair of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, Professor Greg Whitwell, says the international network of business schools will do its best to safeguard students and help them to graduate in what he describes as "dark times".
20 March 2020

COVID-19 risk on public transport: What we can learn from overseas

Australia can learn from how other countries are reducing the spread of the virus on public transport, writes Dr Yale Zhuxiao Wong
19 March 2020

Climate change research recognised internationally for social impact

A first-of-its-kind analysis of the corporate sector's response to climate change by a leading Professor of Organisational Studies, Christopher Wright, has been ranked among the world's most socially impactful pieces of business-related research.
16 March 2020

Private schools don't save taxpayers' dollars

Education researchers from three Australian universities have crunched government numbers, and countered an oft-held belief in the process.