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22 June 2022

Dr Michael Green and Kirsten Andrews join USSC Board

Renowned Indo-Pacific expert Dr Michael Green, CEO of the United States Studies Centre (USSC), and Kirsten Andrews, Vice-Principal (External Relations), have recently been appointed to the USSC's Board of Directors.
22 June 2022

Sydney Policy Lab Director announced

The University of Sydney has appointed Dr Kate Harrison Brennan Director of Sydney Policy Lab, a multidisciplinary research initiative that fosters unique collaborations with people from different backgrounds to generate new knowledge and solutions.
21 June 2022

Fifth of global food-related emissions due to transport

Food transport constitutes 19 percent of food emissions, equivalent to 6 percent of emissions from all sources, new University of Sydney research finds.
20 June 2022

Endangered Tasmanian devils insured against future threats

The largest ever analysis of Tasmanian devil genetics has found protected populations are as robust as wild ones, raising hopes for the endangered species' survival.
03 June 2022

Queen Elizabeth II to make royal history

Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Historian Dr Cindy McCreery, an expert on the history of the Royal Family, explains the occasion and offers her opinions on its meaning.
17 May 2022

Major parties need to work harder to support women and families: Scorecard

The election promises of both major parties fall short of giving families the support they need to balance the demands of work and care, according to a new scorecard developed by 31 academics at 18 Australian universities.
22 April 2022

Doctor of Letters awarded to former ABC Director

David Hill, former Chairman of the ABC, was recently admitted to the degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) for his remarkable contribution to Australian public life.
19 April 2022

How to be a better manager, parent and teacher

A new study suggests that management, teaching, and parenting strategies that are "autonomy-supportive" rather than controlling unlock people's "good sides".
13 April 2022

Your morning coffee could hasten species' extinction

Ahead of a global biodiversity convention, researchers find consumption in Europe, North America, and East Asia primarily drives species extinction risk in other countries.
06 April 2022

University of Sydney rises in QS subject rankings

In the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University of Sydney has nine subjects in the top 20 and 28 subjects in the top 50 globally.
04 April 2022

When floodwaters recede, where do they go?

University of Sydney researchers have discovered water-storing aquifers that perform a natural balancing act: they absorb water during floods and supply water during drought. Yet human intervention is limiting their function.
30 March 2022

Sydney experts respond to 2022 Budget

University of Sydney academics in housing and planning, work and organisational studies, aged care and health respond to the Federal Budget that was delivered last night.

30 March 2022

New public policy institute welcomes Chair

The James Martin Institute for Public Policy, of which the University of Sydney is a founding member, today announced the appointment of its new Chair of the Board.
25 March 2022

School strike for climate: why are students still striking?

Dr Blanche Verlie, a climate sociologist says schools are failing to provide students with climate education. So, what do the kids do? To learn about climate action, they're taking to the street.
22 March 2022

Sydney road networks could influence COVID spread, study shows

All roads lead to COVID, but some are more susceptible than others, a world-first study by Australian researchers has revealed.
18 March 2022

Net Zero Initiative to accelerate decarbonisation agenda

The Net Zero Initiative harnesses the University's research expertise to develop new technologies and systems to support the world's decarbonisation.
09 March 2022

Connecting foster kids to Country from home

Associate Professor Lynette Riley from the University of Sydney co-created Wiradjuri language workbooks for Indigenous children in permanent foster care, to help connect them with their culture.
07 March 2022

One man, many conflicts: international diplomacy and peace mediation         

The images of the war in Ukraine have shown cities and people being torn apart by war. But behind the scenes, highly skilled peace negotiators like Paul Dziatkowiec are also fighting hard to bring people together for peace.

25 February 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: experts explain

University of Sydney experts weigh in on the rapidly escalating Russia-Ukraine war.
07 February 2022

Why Ukrainians are ready to fight for their democracy

Dr Olga Boichak, lecturer in Digital Cultures and Ukraine expert, maps the strategies of Russian interference across 30 years of Ukraine's independence.