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30 November 2020

Technology fast-tracks hydrogen-fuelled future

University of Sydney researchers have developed an efficient process to convert water into hydrogen - a breakthrough in the development of this clean energy resource.
30 November 2020

Why single, older women without children face economic insecurity

A first-of-its-kind study examining the economic security of single older women without children has busted the myth that people without children must have uninterrupted careers and healthy retirement savings.
25 November 2020

Electric 'aero-ambulance' developed at the University of Sydney

'Vertiia', designed to take off like a helicopter and fly like a plane, will improve patient transfer times and safety. It aims to be the most efficient and longest range eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft globally.
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.
18 November 2020

Is it time for Australians to stop cooking with gas?

It is time for a serious rethink on the way many of us cook and heat our homes, writes Dr Madeline Taylor and Professor Susan Park from the Sydney Environment Institute.
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.
12 November 2020

Don't be a HASS-been, HSC leavers

If you are a year 12 student with a preference for humanities, don't change it. Invest in a future where you will be sustained by your passion for your work and where your skills will be valued contributions to the world.
12 November 2020

Same storm, different boats: a reflection on COVID-19 models

In March, a group of researchers from the Centre for Complex Systems modelled how varying rates of social distancing could affect the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across a very diverse Australian population.
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.
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.
19 October 2020

Protect Antarctica Now

A team of female scientists, led by Australians, are urgently calling for a Marine Protected Area around the Antarctic Peninsula. One of the most diverse and wildlife-rich areas on the planet, the fate of the Peninsula's waters will be decided by a multinational government group today.
01 October 2020

Why we should celebrate Australia's universities

University of Sydney Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AC today delivered a speech to the 2020 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit arguing the Australian higher education system is one of the best in the world.
29 September 2020

Vale Susan Ryan

Following the recent passing of Susan Ryan, the University of Sydney community pays tribute to Australia's first female minister who was an alumna of the University.
28 September 2020

More than fiscal stimulus: an alternate plan to reboot the economy

Assembled by the Sydney Policy Lab, businesses, community groups, unions and academics have united to propose an alternative economic strategy and future for Australia.
24 September 2020

New strategic partnership to strengthen Australian civil society

COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated social and economic issues in Australian society. The Sydney Policy Lab and the Paul Ramsay Foundation will work with civil society organisations to learn how to address these issues now, and into the future.
10 September 2020

Two overlooked ways to boost the economy

Enhanced investment in care industries like education and health will simultaneously help women and the economy, Associate Professor Elizabeth Hill finds.
09 September 2020

University and Health Infrastructure unveil emergency ventilator

The University of Sydney has joined with Health Infrastructure and Vestech Medical to celebrate the success of the NSW government's Ventilator Innovation Project and unveil the completed "CoVida", an emergency ventilator.
09 September 2020

Most Victorians working from home since lockdown: new data

Almost 60 percent of the days worked by Victorians were done from home in the first week of September, according to preliminary survey findings by the Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney.
25 August 2020

COVID-19 disrupting clinical trials, changing ‘essential’ cancer treatments

Suspended research and testing, the rise of telehealth, and new economic considerations are among the effects of COVID-19 on cancer care in Australia and the US.