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10 November 2021

InnoHK: Using deep data to tackle global public health problems

Established with support from the Office of Global Engagement, the hub is part of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health, a joint project led by the University of Hong Kong in collaboration with the University of Sydney, University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
09 November 2021

COVID e-Gate combines contact tracing information, temperature screens

The University of Sydney and Sydney Children's Hospitals Network have developed an Australian-first COVID-19 e-Gate integrated entry screening system with The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

09 November 2021

The know-how for our decarbonisation lies with universities

With increased investment and the right mix of industry and government support for university-developed solutions, Australia can emerge as a green export leader, write Professor Kim Rasmussen and Associate Professor Ben Thornber.
09 November 2021

Social sciences peak body welcomes four new Sydney faces

Professors Clinton Free, David Kinley, Frans Verstraten and Helen Watt join the esteemed national Academy that champions social science research.
08 November 2021

Study pinpoints molecular targets of transplant rejection

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Monash University have made a significant discovery that uncovers what is happening at the molecular level when an organ transplant is recognised as foreign by the immune system.
04 November 2021

$15 million for innovative health and medical research

Chronic pain, cancer and COVID-19's impact on chronic lung disease sufferers are some of the problems University of Sydney researchers will tackle under new NHMRC funding, worth more than $15 million.
03 November 2021

Sydney takes top honours in the 2021 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

University of Sydney researchers have been awarded three scientific research and innovation awards in the prestigious Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2021 for work on COVID-19, combatting addiction and breakthroughs in healing tissues and organs.
03 November 2021

Pollution from G20 consumption kills 2 million people a year

Monitoring pollution at production sites is fairly straightforward. Now Professor Manfred Lenzen and Dr Keisuke Nansai have tracked deadly pollution caused by consumption in rich countries, raising questions about who is responsible.
02 November 2021

New technology gives smart cars 'x-ray'-like vision

Australian researchers have developed a technology that allows autonomous vehicles to track moving pedestrians hidden behind buildings and cyclists obscured by cars, trucks, and buses.
27 October 2021

What should we make of COP26?

What must world leaders do to secure the future of humanity? University of Sydney experts suggest the existential threat of climate change won't be solved by targets of 'net zero by 2050' - much more must be done.