2022 news

Research news from the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

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01 December 2022

Defending human rights in post-coup Myanmar

SSEAC convened two panel discussions in November to explore the economic and human rights dimensions to the evolving crisis in Myanmar.
17 November 2022

New writing fellows announced for 2022

Three talented scholars will work on articles addressing the history of settlements in Southeast Asia, health services in Vietnam, and Balinese drumming.
10 November 2022

Sydney academics elected Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences

Five University of Sydney academics have been appointed as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
09 November 2022

Students to earn two degrees across Australia and Vietnam

The University of Sydney Business School has partnered with two leading Vietnamese universities to offer a unique international study and work opportunity.
04 November 2022

Professor Elizabeth New wins AFR Emerging Leader award

The University of Sydney has been recognised in the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards 2022 - winning the Emerging Leader category and reaching the finals in Employability and Research Commercialisation.

02 November 2022

Addressing high rates of cerebral palsy in Vietnam

A research team from the Faculty of Medicine and Health are leading work on cerebral palsy in Vietnam, where there is an urgent need for evidence-based interventions.
31 October 2022

Urban resilience projects aim to combat climate risks. But what are the broader impacts?

Dr Sophie Webber from the School of Geosciences explains her research into big infrastructure projects built or underway in Jakarta in response to climate change.
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.
31 August 2022

Reconnecting with peers on the PhD pathway

While doing a PhD can sometimes feel like a solo journey, it doesn’t have to be a lonely one, writes University of Sydney researcher Dadung Ibnu Muktiono.
12 August 2022

ASEAN in Focus 2022: Strengthening engagement with Southeast Asia

Now in its tenth iteration, our annual ASEAN in Focus event explored how Australia can build more meaningful ties with Southeast Asia and address shared challenges.