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  • University of Sydney rises in global rankings [16 September 2014]

    University of Sydney rises in global university rankings

    The University of Sydney has again been named in the top 50 universities in the world, with a formal ranking of 37 in the latest QS World University Rankings. The result confirms Sydney’s place among the world’s leading research and educational institutions. More...

  • 2014 Alumni Award winners [9 September 2014]

    2014 Alumni Award winners

    University of Sydney graduates leave their mark in all walks of life, and the 2014 Alumni Award winners are outstanding examples of that inspiring tradition. They include a doctor who has revolutionised the treatment of sleeping disorders, a public servant who co-founded a charity to give poor children better education, and a nurse who has improved health care standards in Tonga. More...

  • Robotics to combat slimy pest [2 September 2014]

    Robotics to combat slimy pest

    One hundred years after they arrived in a sack of grain, white Italian snails are the target of beleaguered South Australian farmers who have joined forces with University of Sydney robotics experts to eradicate the gastropods. More...

  • Kenny and the Chromosomes [2 September 2014]

    Kenny and the Chromosomes

    When University of Sydney PhD candidate Kenny Sabir isn't composing music he is deconstructing chromosomes. The musician and IT student won the University's Three Minute Thesis finals held on the weekend with his presentation on understanding chromosome structures. More...

  • Seabed solution for cold sores [20 August 2014]

    Crowd-source snaps of falling space debris

    The blue blood of abalone, a seabed delicacy could be used to combat common cold sores and related herpes virus following breakthrough research at the University of Sydney. More...

  • Solution - thick as a briquette [8 August 2014]

    Solution - thick as a briquette

    Small charcoal briquettes made from compressed rice husks could save Nepalese women and children up to five hours of hard labour each day and improve their health and wellbeing according to engineering students at the University of Sydney. More...

  • Pee on the pods [7 August 2014]

    Pee on the pods

    Urine could be successfully recycled to fertilise crops according to University of Sydney civil engineering researchers who have examined the effectiveness of reusing nutrients from the human waste. More...

  • Crowd-source snaps of falling space debris [15 July 2014]

    Crowd-source snaps of falling space debris

    University of Sydney robotics researchers who are designing robotic rovers capable of searching for fallen space debris are asking people to share images or videos that they may have captured during last Thursday evening's skyfall. More...

  • Flight of fiction, now future prediction [1 July 2014]

    Flight of fiction, now future prediction

    Personal air vehicles (PAVs), lightweight four to five-seater aircraft that anyone with a driver's licence could fly are in the not too distant future according to University of Sydney aeronautical students Dana King and Ben Morrell. More...

  • Ladybird developer awarded researcher of the year [24 June 2014]

    Ladybird developer awarded researcher of the year

    University of Sydney robotics expert Professor Salah Sukkarieh has been awarded “Researcher of the Year” by the Australian Vegetable Industry’s peak body Ausveg for his work on intelligent farm robots, in particular the “Ladybird”. More...

  • Graphic Medicine [12 June 2014]

    Playful behaviour surprises researchers

    Biomedical imaging is transforming medicine with movie-like CGI and large data sets playing a central role in the revolution according to the University of Sydney biomedical engineers hosting the 31st Computer Graphics International Conference. More...

  • Artificial intelligence annotates medical images [4 June 2014]

    Artificial intelligence annotates medical images

    Biomedical research students at the University of Sydney been awarded 1st place in the annual Cross Language Evaluation Forum image challenge for developing a unique algorithm that automatically analyses 3D computed tomographic liver images. More...

  • Keeping the cloud clean [8 May 2014]

    Keeping the cloud clean

    With hundreds of data centres, thousands of server rooms and individual racks in Australia alone there is an urgent need for industry to fully address the environmental impact of cloud computing, says the University of Sydney's Professor Albert Zomaya. More...

  • Playful behaviour surprises researchers [28 May 2014]

    Playful behaviour surprises researchers

    Designers of large public interactive displays (PIDs) should expect playful responses from their audience. This unexpected finding from a study by Professor Judy Kay and an inter-disciplinary group of designers and computer scientists at the University of Sydney. More...

  • Stroke patient records help evaluate need for Integrative Medicine [27 May 2014]

    Stroke patient records help evaluate need for Integrative Medicine

    Hong Kong's Prince of Wales Hospital has enlisted University of Sydney information technologies bioinformatics researchers Drs Simon Poon and Josiah Poon to examine why post-stroke patients are drawn to integrative medicine - a combination of western and Chinese therapies. More...

  • CyberMate online companion for youth [27 May 2014]

    CyberMate online companion for youth

    A revolutionary online tool to support young people living with depression or a mental health issue is being developed by University of Sydney software engineers. The team is adapting online tracking techniques used by marketing analysts in their internet-based tool dubbed, CyberMate. More...

  • Philanthropy animates mechatronics lab [8 May 2014]

    Philanthropy animates mechatronics lab

    A new-look, state-of-the-art laboratory outfitted with the latest robotic and microcontroller-based hardware and software was officially opened at the University of Sydney today. The lab was made possible by a philanthropic gift from the James N. Kirby Foundation. More...

  • Connecting as a whole - one step process [8 May 2014]

    Connecting as a whole - one step process

    A design process that makes steel structures safer, more reliable,less expensive and gives Australian businesses the competitive edge is being developed by University of Sydney civil engineering researchers. More...

  • $2m biomedical engineering alliance for the University of Sydney and Shanghai Jiaotong University [29 April 2014]

    $2m biomedical engineering alliance for the University of Sydney and Shanghai Jiaotong University

    Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) and the University of Sydney signed an agreement yesterday to consolidate their existing relationship in biomedical engineering through a joint partnership, involving joint research, information exchange and academic mobility. More...

  • China-Australia Musculoskeletal Alliance established [11 April 2014]

    China-Australia Musculoskeletal Alliance established

    The Australian Research Council has recognised the leadership and innovation of our engineering researchers bestowing the faculty seven of its prestigious annual awards. More...

  • Food waste - turning waste into profit [4 April 2014]

    Food waste - turning waste into profit

    Australia's next generation of food technology and manufacturing experts will be educated at the new ARC Biotechnology and Food Processing Training Centre, directed by Professor Fariba Dehghani from the University's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.More...

  • Advance Award for harvesting the sun's energy [14 March 2014]

    Advance Award for harvesting the sun's energy

    Developing solar power technology that is revolutionising the way we harvest the sun's energy is among a number of reasons why engineering and business alumnus, has been awarded the 2014 Advance Global Australian of the Year Award for Clean Technology. More...

  • STEM subjects to blossom under The Future Project [6 March 2014]

    STEM subjects to blossom under The Future Project

    Two of Sydney's highly regarded educational institutions have joined forces on a world-first project aimed at revolutionising the way science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are taught in high schools. More...

  • Aviation teaching and research continues to soar after 75 years [4 March 2014]

    Aviation teaching and research continues to soar after 75 years

    Flight dynamics and flying saucers have featured in the history of the University of Sydney’s aeronautical engineering discipline, which this year marks its 75th anniversary. More...

  • Fingerprinting herbal medicine [26 February 2014]

    Fingerprinting herbal medicine

    Details on how to fingerprint herbs, isolate and identify herb potency or connect massive clinical datasets are among the topics of a new reference tool released today by University of Sydney academics. More...

  • World award for Skymaster [31 January 2014]

    World award for Skymaster

    Skymaster, an autopilot for unmanned aerial vehicles, has won a University of Sydney robotics researcher the 2014 international MathWorks Student Challenge More...

  • CORE award for University professor [22 January 2014]

    James Curran

    Algorithms that enable powerful and intuitive searching of large data have earned a University of Sydney Information Technologies senior academic the 2014 Computing Research & Education (CORE) Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution. More...

  • Four Sydney Uni students head to Denmark on inaugural MADE by the Opera House exchange [13 December 2013]

    Four Sydney Uni students head to Denmark on inaugural MADE by the Opera House exchange

    Four of the five students headed to Copenhagen on 7 January 2014 to take part in the inaugural MADE by the Opera House tertiary exchange program between Australia and Denmark are from The University of Sydney. More...

  • As engineers, we must consider the ethical implications of our work [6 December 2013]

    As engineers, we must consider the ethical implications of our work

    Engineers are behind government spying tools and military weapons. We should be conscious of how our designs are used More...

  • Atop of the bridge [6 December 2013]

    Atop of the bridge

    University of Sydney PhD candidate James Reynolds will feature in the TV series Australia Coast interviewed atop of Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge More...

  • Virtual body and images to aid diagnosis [2 December 2013]

    Virtual body and images to aid diagnosis

    Images of cancer cells buried deep in lung tissue have been used by biomedical engineers at the University of Sydney to help develop new medical imaging technologies that will assist oncologists with medical research and diagnosis. More...

  • Modelling earthquakes and explosives reactions [26 November 2013]

    Modelling earthquakes and explosives reactions

    Researchers at the University of Sydney are developing mathematical models that can help in reducing rock fracturing and soil liquefaction caused by natural or man-made disasters. More...

  • Videogames and wellbeing [15 November 2013]

    Videogames and wellbeing

    To game or not to game - that is the question. Contrary to common perceptions, new research is suggesting there are definitely positive impacts associated with playing videogames. More...