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24 November 2021

University to co-lead Connectivity Innovation Network

The NSW Government has announced that the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney will lead the establishment of the state's Connectivity Innovation Network.
23 November 2021

Sydney rocketry team to compete at 2022 Spaceport America Cup

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team has been accepted to compete at the 2022 Spaceport America Cup - an international student rocketry competition which tests would-be rocket scientists.
22 November 2021

Joint sustainability lab launched with Zhejiang University

The University of Sydney and Zhejiang University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint lab on sustainable environment.
18 November 2021

New analysis predicts how well vaccines will work against COVID-19 strains

Vaccines are less effective against some COVID-19 variants and boosting may be required within one year to maintain efficacy above 50 per cent, according to a new study.
18 November 2021

Professor Ian Hickie awarded Australia's top mental health prize

Brain and Mind Centre co-director, Professor Ian Hickie AM, has been named dual winner of the 2021 Australian Mental Health Prize.

17 November 2021

Worlds next door: looking for habitable planets around Alpha Centauri

In collaboration with the Breakthrough Initiative, Saber Astronautics and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Professor Peter Tuthill is leading TOLIMAN, a project to discover if the nearest stars have planets that could support life.
16 November 2021

Dr Pengyi Yang wins National Stem Cell Foundation Metcalf Prize

Award recognises research behind the making of virtual human cells, which allow scientists to explore how stem cells develop and how we can regenerate damaged organs.
15 November 2021

Diet trumps drugs for anti ageing and good metabolic health

A study comparing the impact of diet versus drugs on the inner workings of cells has found nutrition has a much stronger impact.
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.