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08 June 2023

Nazanin Boniadi receives 2023 Sydney Peace Prize

Iranian-born actress Nazanin Boniadi has been announced as the 2023 Sydney Peace Prize winner in a ceremony at Sydney Town Hall.
05 June 2023

Sydney invests in Australia's research future with innovative fellowship scheme

An unprecedented investment by the University will support up to 40 new continuing positions, empowering the world's most talented emerging researchers to undertake innovative research to address some of the biggest challenges of our time.
02 June 2023

New "designer" titanium alloys made using 3D printing

A team of researchers co-led by Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) Professor Simon Ringer has created a new class of strong titanium alloys by integrating alloy and 3D printing process designs.
30 May 2023

Nordic work view sunnier than Australia

Work conditions put Australia behind Nordic countries in Happiness Index. We must learn from them, writes Associate Professor Chris F Wright in the Sydney Morning Herald.
11 May 2023

Eurovision 2023: What Australian viewers can expect

Researchers from the Computational Social Science Lab at University of Sydney have conducted a Hackathon bringing together 20 Eurovision experts to analyse how fans across the world are engaging on social media for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.
10 May 2023

Australia has a National Quantum Strategy. What does that mean?

Australia has just unveiled its first National Quantum Strategy, which aims to make the nation a 'leader of the global quantum industry' by encouraging research, application and commercialisation. Dr Jarryd Daymond from the University of Sydney Business School breaks down what that means.
03 May 2023

How close are we to reading minds?

A US study has decoded language and meaning from brain scans. Christina Maher from the School of Biomedical Engineering unpacks how the process works.
01 May 2023

Intentions alone not enough to succeed in refugee employment

Australian businesses want to employ refugees but don't know where to start and require support, according to a new study from the University of Sydney Business School in partnership with Crescent Foundation.
01 May 2023

Bold plan for immigration overhaul will address Australia's future needs

Australia can return to its once world-leading model of equality and inclusion for migrants, write Associate Professors Chris F Wright and Stephen Clibborn from the University of Sydney Business School in The Sydney Morning Herald.
28 April 2023

Australia's immigration system set for overhaul after damning review

Associate Professor Anna Boucher, Chair of the Discipline of Government and International Relations, examines the key changes proposed for Australian immigration.
18 April 2023

From living in a Delhi slum to studying at Sydney

A life-changing scholarship has brought Sumit from the Tigri slum community to the University of Sydney to complete his dream postgraduate degree.
17 April 2023

New book shines a light on migrant worker rights

A new book, written by Associate Professor Anna Boucher, examines migrant exploitation experiences in major immigration countries, with a view to understanding how best to safeguard vulnerable migrant workers in Australia and internationally.
12 April 2023

Can all-out war be averted in the Middle East?

Senior Lecturer Dr Eyal Mayroz from the Discipline of Sociology and Criminology examines whether full scale war can be avoided in the Middle East, following the eruption of tensions during one of the holiest times of the year for both Jews and Muslims.
03 April 2023

3 ways to help the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund revive manufacturing

There is support for the fund from employer groups and trade unions, but there are also criticisms, writes Dr Jarryd Daymond from The University of Sydney Business School.
23 March 2023

How can we stop scammers slipping fake texts into legitimate SMS threads?

Dr Suranga Seneviratne from the Faculty of Engineering and Professor Carol Hsu from the Business School analyse how the proposed registry will help prevent these scams.

22 March 2023

Humanities and medicine excel in QS Subject Rankings

The University of Sydney has performed strongly in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, with seven disciplines ranked in the global top 20 and 30 in the top 50.
21 March 2023

Our research isn't an argument against cashless gaming reform in NSW

Professor Sally Gainsbury says a key feature of account-based gambling is not removing cash, per se, but requiring gamblers to gamble through an identified account.
09 March 2023

Moving on from COVID means facing its impact on mental health, say experts

A new review on the global mental health impact of the pandemic confirms feared increases in depression and anxiety, with leading experts saying little has been done to address what is set to become a mounting mental health crisis.
15 February 2023

Secondary crises now greatest threat to life after earthquakes

While much of the focus has centred on the immense loss of life in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, secondary crises now pose the biggest threat to people in Turkiye and Syria, writes Dr Aaron Opdyke from the School of Civil Engineering.
14 February 2023

Volunteers drive social change in wartime Ukraine

A year into Russia's full-scale invasion, a new study by Dr Olga Boichak has found ordinary citizens who volunteer their time and resources can bring about social and political change.