2009 News


Sydney Medical School senior lecturer awarded prestigious Endeavour Executive Award [November 2009] Dr Bing Yu, senior lecturer in molecular genetics at the University of Sydney Medical School, has been awarded an Endeavour Executive Award by the Australian government for 2010.
Australia-China Partnerships in Health Symposium [November 2009] View a news item and photos about the Frontiers of Knowledge Symposium held recently in Beijing (in Chinese). More
Pure water to flow in Vietnamese Hospital [November 2009] A new water purification system that will deliver potable water to Viet Duc Hospital and Hoc Mai House in HaNoi, Viêt Nam has opened at VietDuc Hospital, HaNoi. More
University celebrates five years in China [November 2009] For the fifth year in a row, during which time the number of Chinese students has doubled from 2000 to 4000, the University of Sydney has sent a senior delegation to China. More


Sydney Seeds International Research Partnerships [October 2009] University of Sydney researchers engaging in international collaborations have received a funding boost totalling close to half a million dollars through the latest round of the annual International Program Development fund (IPDF). More
Partners on a world stage [October 2009] The University of Sydney's gold sponsorship of the Australian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo in China 2010 was announced today by the Minister for Trade Simon Crean, at the official launch of the Australian Pavilion in Parliament House, Canberra. More
University of Sydney ranked in world top 20 for Life Sciences & Biomedicine [October 2009] In this year’s Times Higher Education Life Sciences and Biomedicine rankings, The University of Sydney is now ranked 15th in the world, jumping 12 places from last year’s 27th. More
Postgrad medical training needs overhaul [October 2009] The recent difficulties for international medical students who have found themselves scrambling to secure postgraduate training positions, have been stressful for all concerned and not helpful to this country's reputation for education. More


New medical project to train Penang's disability support staff [September 2009] A new medical collaboration is set to enhance the teaching and research relationships between the University of Sydney and the University of Malaysia. More
International project grants success! [September 2009] Ten Sydney Medical School projects have been successful in gaining support from the University’s International Project Development Fund. More
Students campaign to reduce global poverty [September 2009] GlobalHOME, established in 2006 by medical students at the University of Sydney, used the opportunity of its recent conference to promote both its Kevin 0.7 funding campaign, and the importance of cross-sector involvement in efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. More
University's leaders in Singapore [September 2009] Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) - Professor John Hearn led a university-wide delegation of more than 40 Deans, researchers and representatives of the international office to Singapore for a series of academic events. More
Vietnamese Party leader meets with Hoc Mãi delegation [September 2009] During a three-day visit to Australia, Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh received a delegation of the Hoc Mãi (Forever Learning) Foundation. More (Article from the Bo Ngoai Giao Vietnam (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) website, 09/09/2009) Hoc Mãi website


A delegation of our Medical School academics and students participate in the 2nd Sino-Australian Research Symposium [August 2009] A Shanghai Jiao Tong University news item on the 2nd Sino-Australian Research Symposium (in Chinese). More
University hosts landmark medical and science symposium [August 2009] The University's of Sydney and Shanghai Jiao Tong joined forces for the second annual Sino-Australian symposium on Active Compounds, Molecular Imaging and Clinical Trials. More
Largest international exchange and aid program underway [August 2009] The University of Sydney's largest ever international health exchange and aid program has commenced at Royal North Shore Hospital. More


Cancer prevention project for rural women in Tamil Nadu [July 2009] Sydney Medical School, Weill Cornell Medical College (USA), Cancer Council Australia & Christian Medical College Vellore, India are working together to build a cancer prevention partnership for women in Tamil Nadu, India. More
University of Sydney to feature in Vietnamese TV series [July 2009] The University of Sydney's links with Vietnam will be highlighted as part of a new series to air on VTV6 - Vietnam's first youth network. More
Health education collaborations to improve critical care in Timor [July 2009] Timor-Leste's Ministry of Health, Dili National Hospital of Guido Valadares and the Institute of Health Sciences in Dili have joined forces with the University of Sydney to improve the capacity of the critical care workforce in Timor-Leste. More
Office of Global Health Welcomes Timor's Health Leaders [July 2009] A group of Timor-Leste's leading health care representatives have received an Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship (ALAF) and will complete the Health Leaders Fellowship Program, an initiative of the University of Sydney. More
Sydney Medical School welcomes exchange students from Shanghais Jiao Tong University [July 2009] Ms Yu Qi and Mr Kong Yibin, junior medical students from Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Medicine arrived this week to commence their seven week exchange at the University of Sydney Medical School. More


Prince Turki al Fasail of Saudi Arabia visits University [June 2009] Professor John Hearn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International, welcomed HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Hassan bin Talat Nazer, Saudi Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand, and a delegation from the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies to the University of Sydney last week. More
Canadian Consul General joins students [June 2009] With Canadian nationals accounting for close to two thirds of the Facultys international medical students, it is no surprise that a recent reception organised by the Office of Global Health for Canadian Consul General, Mr Thomas MacDonald, was well attended. More


Hospitals the blueprint for Timor Leste [May 2009] East Timor fellows Max Neno and Moises Anrade talk about their experiences at Manly and Mona Vale hospitals.
More (Article from the Manly Daily, 23rd May 2009)
Broken Hill Hospital host Timor Leste Fellows [May 2009] Two health professionals from Timor Leste visit the Broken Hill Hospital. More (Article from the Barrier Daily Truth, May 2009)


Fair go for foreign students [April 2009] International students make an enormous contribution to the viability of tertiary institutions and the broader economy, writes Professor Bruce Robinson in the Higher Education Supplement. More


A new Institute for Research of Asbestos-related Diseases in Sydney [March 2009] Professor Nico van Zandwijk, Director of the recently established Bernie Banton Centre for research into asbestos diseases, profiled the centre to an audience of occupational health and epidemiology experts. The event was hosted by Peking University Health Science Centre. More
Communications strategies in Indonesian Hospitals - University of Sydney and Universitas Indonesia collaborate [March 2009] A research collaboration with Universitas Indonesia will explore the communication strategies used within a major teaching hospital in Jakarta. More
Building capacity in Timor-Leste [March 2009] The first four people to participate in the Office of Global Health’s Timor-Leste Health Leadership Program arrive in Sydney at the end of March, for up to twelve weeks of intensive training. More
Training Saudi Arabia's health leaders of tomorrow - the Saudi Health Program [March 2009] The start of the 2009 academic year sees the enrolment of 33 future health leaders of Saudi Arabia into the first year of their Bachelor program. They join 36 others about to commence their second and third year of study. More


Making a difference in Papua New Guinea [January 2009] Georgia Ritchie, a second-year medical student at the University of Sydney, spent part of her summer on a month-long exchange to Papua New guinea to work in a remote hospital. More (Article from the Sydney Morning Herald, 18 Dec 2008, Campus supplement, pg 8.)

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