News 2011


First Sino-Australian Symposium on Sports and Rehabilitation Science
Delegates from Peking University and the University of Sydney recently came together in Beijing for the first Sino-Australian Symposium on Sports and Rehabilitation Science. Read more

Heart researcher wins prestigious international award
Philip Barter, Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to cholesterol research with the announcement of the European Atherosclerosis Society's prestigious Anitschkow Award. Read more

Ten from 2010 - highlights of the year
The University has emerged from 2010 in a strong position to meet the international challenges facing all Australian universities, according to Professor John Hearn, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International. Read more


Engaging with India
Sydney University steps up on ongoing initiatives to develop a long and sustainable relationship with elite Indian institutions. Published in India Link March (2) 2011 page 8. Read the article

Sydney Lord Mayor reception for international students
Sydney highlighted its status as an international hub for higher learning with a formal reception on Thursday 24 March for more than 900 commencing international students, hosted by Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Marcelle Hoff, in the Centennial Hall of Sydney Town Hall. Read more


The struggle for power in the Indian Ocean
The destiny of the Asia Pacific region will be shaped by the rivalry between India and China, and in particular by the outcome of their struggle for supremacy in the Indian Ocean region, according to Indian journalist and politician Chandan Mitra. Read more

Healthy planet, healthy people
A workshop at the University next week will investigate the common ground between two of the biggest challenges facing the modern world - improving global health and reducing the impact of climate change. Read more


Australian Ambassador hosts reception for Timor Leste Health Leadership Program Fellows
H.E. Mr Miles Armitage, Australian Ambassador to Timor Leste, held a formal reception at his residence in Dili for Sydney Medical School's Timor Leste Health Leadership Program Fellows on 17th May 2011. Read more

Sydney researchers secure funding to further HIV education
The University of Sydney has been successful in attracting $790,000 from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). Read more

University participates in OECD anniversary forum
A senior University delegation is in Paris to take part in the 50th anniversary forum of the OECD, which looks at how to create a more resilient and balanced world economy. Read more

Working with the world
Applications are being sought for the 2012 round of the International Program Development Fund (IPDF), the University's primary source of funding for international initiatives. Read more

Shanghai PhD Summer School bound
Two Sydney Medical School PhD candidates will represent the University of Sydney at a PhD Summer School conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Read more

Sydney strengthens research links with China
Sydney's relationship with China has been deepened and strengthened by the recent visit of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). Read more

Kevin Rudd to address Africa Forum
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will speak about Australia's deepening engagement with Africa at an International Forum organised by the University on Friday 13 May. Read more

Rudd optimistic about Africa's future
Australia's deepening engagement with Africa is driven by a feeling of confidence that the Continent can realise its full potential in the 21st century, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd told an International Forum at the University today. Read more and listen to a podcast of the forum



Sydney teams up with China's genomics experts
The University has signed a formal agreement with China's leading genomics institute, opening the way for a new range of joint research projects and academic exchanges. Read more

Australian University provides new opportunities for cooperation in medicine
(KPL) The University of Health Sciences of Lao PDR and Australia's University of Sydney Medical School have reached agreement on a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the fields of education, research and health care. Read more
View the report in the Vientiane Times

Pharmacy secures Chinese Studies Centre grant
Dr Rebekah Moles, Dr Betty Chaar and Jonathan Penm from the Faculty of Pharmacy have been awarded a Chinese Studies Centre (CSC) grant to support their research looking at hospital pharmacists' influence on prescribing in the Western Pacific Region. Read more here And here


Sydney support for China Studies
The China Studies Centre's (CSC) funded research programs support research on China and Chinese culture for CSC academic members within the University of Sydney. Applications for the next round open on 1 August 2011. Read more

A healthy beginning can prevent overweight and obesity
Early home visits to first-time mothers that encourage breastfeeding and 'tummy time' during their child's first year of life improve the likelihood of children growing up being a healthy weight. Read more

Has industrialisation helped to cause the obesity epidemic?
Academics from across the University of Sydney will come together with visiting Chinese scholars at an innovative public forum on Thursday 4 August to analyse how increasing urbanisation has impacted our society and health. Read more


"Use your passion to make a difference," UN Secretary-General tells University of Sydney students
United Nations Secretary-General His Excellency Ban Ki-moon visited the University of Sydney on Thursday to discuss his priorities for the changing world with students, encouraging them to "think big" and make a difference in the world. Read more

Singapore workshop looks at the issues behind biomedical research
Some of the complex social and ethical questions behind the boom in biomedical research in East Asia, including Singapore's flagship Biopolis project, are being discussed at a workshop in Singapore this week.. Read more


Sydney and Fudan partnership tackles childhood obesity
Obesity has become a major health challenge in China. A collaboration between Fudan University and Sydney Medical School is looking at new ways of delivering health messages to new mothers, to tackle the escalating problem. Read more


Gates grant helps work on childhood malnutrition
Obesity has become a major health challenge in China. A collaboration between Fudan University and Sydney Medical School is looking at new ways of delivering health messages to new mothers, to tackle the escalating problem. Read more

Vice Minister of Health, Huang Jiefu is awarded an Honorary Professorship from the University of Sydney
Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China news item (in Chinese). View the news item, and a translation in English.


George Institute for Global Health ranked number 1 in the world for research impact
A new international report on the impact of scientific research has named Sydney's George Institute for Global Health as the organisation whose publications have had the greatest recent worldwide impact. Read more

Packed to the rafters: $2 kit that saves mothers and babies
More than 200 volunteers are expected to fill the Great Hall at the University of Sydney to pack $2 birthing kits that can help save the lives of thousands of mothers and babies by reducing the risk of infection after birth. Read more

Graduation ceremony tops week of activities in China
University of Sydney representatives spent a week in China late last month celebrating the graduation of 200 students in Beijing, and building on collaborative programs with Chinese research partners in areas ranging from food security to entrepreneurism. Read more