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20 September 2022

Graduate invention the cream of the oat crop

For some graduates, like Sarah Qian who studied in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the road less travelled can prove to be the most fruitful.
16 September 2022

Early career researchers awarded $9.5m funding

The University of Sydney has received funding for 22 research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.
15 September 2022

Free cannabis testing for ACT home-growers

A study will examine home-grown cannabis in the Australian Capital Territory for medicinal and non/medicinal purposes. The goal is to investigate cannabis consumption, behaviours and attitudes among users.
12 September 2022

Is climate change disrupting maritime boundaries?

Rising sea levels, coupled with the natural variability of atoll islands and coral reefs, is creating new uncertainty in international law, with geopolitical implications.
09 September 2022

Research partnership to address international energy challenges

A new agreement will see experts from Australia and India working together on renewable energy technologies that are robust, cost-effective and reliable.

08 September 2022

Stone age surgery: earliest evidence of amputation found

A team of Indonesian and Australian researchers have uncovered the oldest case of surgical amputation to date in Borneo. The find presents a remarkable feat in human prehistory.
06 September 2022

University of Sydney partners with Tata Consultancy Services

A new partnership with Tata Consultancy Services will foster joint research projects and learning opportunities for students across India and Australia.
06 September 2022

New research uncovers the unique way seahorse fathers give birth

Despite the similarities that male seahorses share with female mammals and reptiles during pregnancy, it seems seahorse fathers have a unique way of giving birth to their young.
05 September 2022

India visit to strengthen research and education partnerships

The Vice-Chancellor's week-long trip highlights India's vital importance to the University and to higher education in Australia.
01 September 2022

Impact of megafires on estuaries

Climate change is increasing the extent and severity of wildfires around the world. Megafires like Australia's 2019/20 Black Summer fires represent an emerging threat to estuarine and coastal ecosystems, with the extent and proximity of the wildfire influencing the impact on estuaries.