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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

First conclusive evidence horses hurt by whips, whips don't aid jockeys

Two papes published in journal Animals lend support to a ban on whipping in horse racing. They respectively show that horses feel as much pain as humans would when whipped, and that the whip does not enhance race safety.
12 November 2020

Why Australia shouldn't abandon international education

The proposition that Australia's public universities should retreat from the international education market, including China, and focus largely or even solely on domestic students is based on a "false binary", according to a new discussion paper.

12 November 2020

Track cockatoos, 'bin chickens' and brush-turkeys for science

Research scientists from the University of Sydney and Taronga Zoo have teamed up to produce an app that allows people to record the locations and behaviours native birds. They will use the data generated to further their knowledge of these species.
11 November 2020

Responsible business platform wins Sydney Genesis startup competition

Relievables, a responsible business management platform, has won the Sydney Genesis competition, the University of Sydney's flagship startup accelerator program.
11 November 2020

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia elects Garry Barrett

Professor Barrett, Head of the School of Economics, will join 37 other new appointees to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia - the nation's top social sciences advisory body.
02 November 2020

Future leaders in India addressing inequality and sustainability

A robot that can clean human waste, empowering women to create a team-based delivery workforce, and a portable shower pod to recycle shower water are the three ideas that were chosen as the winners of the University of Sydney's inaugural India Innovation Challenge.
29 October 2020

University alumna appointed to highest court in Australia

The Masters of Law graduate, solicitor, barrister and Federal Court judge has been elevated to the highest legal decision-making body in the country.
28 October 2020

Thomas Maschmeyer wins Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation 2020

The Prime Minister has recognised Thomas Maschmeyer for his work taking fundamental science to commercialisation in fields that address environmental problems: plastic-waste recycling and safe, scalable storage for renewable energy.
27 October 2020

Professor Edward Holmes named as NSW Scientist of the Year

One of the world's top authorities on viruses has been busy this year studying the emergence of SARS-CoV-2. His work has been recognised with the state's top honour for scientists.