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10 July 2024

When science and technology meets society

Early-careers researchers share their rewarding experience at the Science, Technology, & Human Values STS School 2024 in Singapore, an interdisciplinary school designed to explore the interplay of science, technology and society in Southeast Asia.
28 June 2024

Celebrating partnership with Vietnam

A new publication showcases research, educational and capacity-building collaborations between the University of Sydney and institutions, communities and government partners in Vietnam.
24 June 2024

Strengthening epidemiology training in Asia Pacific with fieldwork and eLearning opportunities

Boosting veterinary epidemiology across the Asia Pacific by enabling field veterinarians to detect and respond to zootonic disease outbreaks promptly.
19 June 2024

University of Sydney Vietnam Institute launches in Vietnam

The University of Sydney Vietnam Institute will be a hub of innovative research from public health to sustainability, ranging from leading the fight against tuberculosis to Vietnam's future in engineering and agriculture. The institute launches with ceremonies in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
18 June 2024

Tight-knit communities can prevent environmental progress

New research indicates that strong community bonds could hinder rather than help environmental initiatives.
23 May 2024

Politics in Action 2024: Power shifts, political legitimacy and performance

SSEAC’s flagship Politics in Action forum brought together a distinguished line-up of speakers from Australia and the region who provided insightful analysis on the current state of politics in six Southeast Asian countries.
03 May 2024

Underwater cultural heritage: why we’re studying orphaned objects

ARC Linkage Project researchers are studying orphaned objects in a large Indonesian public collection of ceramics and a smaller private Australian collection to restore meaning to underwater cultural heritage items separated from their find-spots.
01 May 2024

University of Sydney researchers awarded Australian Government grants

The Australian Government has awarded University of Sydney researchers $11m in funding over four years to improve health in the Asia-Pacific region.
16 April 2024

Ghost roads in South-East Asia speed nature's destruction

Unauthorised road building in tropical forests is accelerating habitat destruction. Professor Josh Cinner, with colleagues from James Cook University, found that there were up to six times more actual roads than those recorded in official datasets.
12 April 2024

Advancing science communication in Indonesia

Professor Sonja Van Wichelen has been awarded a competitive Australia-Indonesia Institute grant to lead a new project aimed at advancing science journalism in Indonesia with a focus on planetary health.