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17 September 2020

Supporting vulnerable students during disasters

Universities have had to rapidly develop strategies to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. But are the strategies helping equity students, including those with parenting and caring responsibilities, international students, women and students from low socio-economic backgrounds?
07 September 2020

Our 3 Minute Thesis and Visualise Your Thesis winners

Using synthetically made spider venom to potentially create a life-changing drug to finding out how far stingless bees travel during their search for queens are among the winning presentations of the 3 Minute Thesis and Visualise Your Thesis competitions.

04 September 2020

Online celebration for graduating class of 2020

On Thursday, more than 5300 people around the world tuned in to celebrate the University of Sydney's graduating class of 2020.

04 September 2020

A reason to track your backyard snails

Snails' small presence - physically and in our consciousness - belies their outsized predicament and significance to ecosystems. Associate Professor Thom van Dooren and his colleagues want to highlight this through an inclusive, interactive citizen science project.
02 September 2020

Sydney continues its rise in global rankings

The University of Sydney has moved up nine places in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. This jump in rankings is underpinned by our excellence in research, our teaching reputation and an increase in academic citations.
01 September 2020

Update on the University of Sydney's financial position

The Vice Chancellor wrote to staff today to advise them of the next steps we are taking in an effort to ensure we are as financially prepared as we can be for the uncertain future we face.
01 September 2020

Confirmed case of COVID-19 briefly visited campus

Last night, NSW Health informed us that a member of the public who has since tested positive for COVID-19 briefly visited the Carslaw Building between 8-8.10pm on Friday 28 August.
01 September 2020

University invests in agriculture with multimillion-dollar research centre

International Centre of Crop and Digital Agriculture will assure world-class research at our Narrabri campus for global food security and agribusiness support for the 21st century.
26 August 2020

University of Sydney commits to climate action, sustainability

Australia's first university has joined a growing body of institutions highlighting the importance of sustainability and committed to ambitious new targets as part of its new sustainability strategy and climate statement. 

20 August 2020

Teaching the joy of learning

As she describes it, Associate Professor Marian Vidal-Fernandez is not your typical academic. Her career in academia was not by design, but one she fell into.