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14 April 2022

Reducing the risk of stroke and heart problems after surgery

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital have been awarded $1.8 million to advance research into reducing the risk of stroke and heart complications in patients undergoing major surgery.
11 April 2022

Rural background or rural training key to retention of country doctors

Medical graduates from a rural background or those who spend an extended time in a rural clinical placement are more likely to become country doctors, according to new research.
08 April 2022

Want to be sustainable and cool? Choose fans more and aircon less

A University of Sydney led study has found using indoor fans more often allows people to reduce their air conditioner use without changing how hot they feel, paving a way for reducing future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
05 April 2022

Maree Teesson to chair national mental health expert panel

Director of the Matilda Centre, Professor Maree Teesson AC will chair an expert advisory panel that will guide Australia's future roadmap in mental health research.
05 April 2022

Robyn Ward to contribute to national healthcare research strategy

Under chairperson Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, Executive Dean & Pro Vice-Chancellor Medicine and Health Professor Robyn Ward will help guide Australia's future vision for health & medical research as part of an Advisory Committee announced by the Federal Government.
04 April 2022

Researchers find surprising twist behind rare neurological disorder

Researchers have unveiled the molecular backstory behind a rare neurological disorder, showing how a genetic mutation causes a malfunction in one of the most important molecular machines in our cells.
31 March 2022

Sydney researchers honoured with NHMRC leadership awards

Two University of Sydney researchers have been recognised for their leadership in research at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards at a presentation held in Canberra on 30 March.
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.

24 March 2022

University of Sydney and HammondCare announce partnership

The University of Sydney and leading aged, dementia and palliative care charity HammondCare today announced a formal partnership aimed at shaping the sector through collaboration on research, education and social impact.