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20 November 2020

Sydney has the most influential academics in Australia

Two academic rankings lists published recently cement the University of Sydney's position as a world leader in research.
20 November 2020

Fast weight loss and healthy lifestyle provides diabetes hope

A new global study combining fast weight loss, healthy eating and physical activity has been more successful than any previous diabetes prevention study.
19 November 2020

Sydney academics recognised for workplace health and wellbeing research

A team of researchers at the University of Sydney Business School have been recognised in the inaugural Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) awards for innovation and excellence in research.
19 November 2020

Battery-storage 'living lab' wins AFR Higher Education Award

The University of Sydney has won the inaugural AFR Higher Education Award-Sustainability for supporting chemist Thomas Maschmeyer and his game-changing innovations, including a solar light bench prototype rolled out on campus.

18 November 2020

Our unis need international students and must choose the high or low road

It is right that we have a robust debate about the international student presence on our campuses, writes Professor John Shields (Academic Director, International at the University of Sydney Business School).
17 November 2020

What belonging and security feel like for young people in out-of-home care

A University of Sydney research project asked young people with foster care backgrounds: 'what does 'permanency' mean to you?' Their answers, in photographs and words, have been collated into a book that the researchers hope will inform government policy.
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.