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21 April 2017
3 things you didn’t know about the 457 visa changes

The federal government will abolish the 457 visa, which will be replaced with two new visas. University of Sydney experts explain what the changes will mean for businesses and universities.

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20 April 2017
Government’s 457 visa reforms threaten research

The federal government's proposals for replacing the 457 visa scheme could have unintended consequences for research, innovation and all Australians, writes Professor Duncan Ivison Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

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13 April 2017
The origins of Easter

Have you ever wondered why we call it "Easter"? Professor Carole Cusack, from the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, reflects on the origins of some of the more familiar elements of the Easter season.

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30 March 2017
Mobile phones are not always a cure for poverty in remote regions

Mobile phones are often touted as technology that can help bring economic benefits to the poor. But the benefits to those living in rural and remote areas without other infrastructure are limited, writes Dr Petr Matous.

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14 March 2017
Surf break discoveries create economic growth

A study of 5000 surf breaks around the world has found their discovery boosts economic growth, with Western Australia a hotspot for growth.

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07 March 2017
The role of women in global agriculture

A/Prof Robyn Alders has dedicated her career to international development work with traditional smallholder farmers. This International Women's Day she writes about the essential role women play in feeding the world.

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23 February 2017
Celebrating German-Australian connections

More than 50 German and Australian business leaders were introduced to ground-breaking research in nanoscale science and technology at an event held at the University of Sydney this week.

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21 February 2017
Cutting-edge cameras reveal the secret life of dolphins

A world-first study testing new underwater cameras on wild dolphins has given researchers the best view yet into their hidden marine world.

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20 February 2017
Student entrepreneur to connect with China's best and brightest

Zoe Neill, a second-year International Relations student from the University of Sydney, will join 67 other young entrepreneurs as part of this year’s China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP).

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13 February 2017
New partners: University of Sydney and UNICEF Indonesia

The University of Sydney and UNICEF Indonesia have established a Knowledge Partnership to improve the health and well-being of Indonesian children and young people.

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06 February 2017
University of Sydney and UC Davis sign partnership agreement

A new partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding.  

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03 February 2017
$10 million in new scholarships for international postgraduate students

International students will have even more reason to choose the University of Sydney for their postgraduate research degrees, with the announcement of 40 new fully-funded PhD scholarships available from 2017.

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01 February 2017
Silver and bronze for school students in international space race

Australian high school students took control of NASA robots on the International Space Station last week, during the 2016/17 Zero Robotics Championship Final, run by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

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31 January 2017
Trump's ban erects wall of ideology, race and religion

Trump's ill-advised ban may provide a 'told-you-so' moment for extremists who have long argued for cutting American ties over treatment of Muslims, writes Hussain Nadim.

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25 January 2017
Indonesian leaders unite for women’s rights

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney is helping 26 Indonesian NGO leaders fighting for women's rights and to stop violence against women in Asia.

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25 January 2017
Time for progressive fair trade policies

As US President Donald Trump rejects the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it's time to rethink trade policy and produce credible and inclusive fair trade, writes Dr Patricia Ranald in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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23 January 2017
5 predictions for China in 2017

The University of Sydney has many University academics who in various and diverse ways work on China. In new commentary, some of these experts share their predictions for China in 2017.

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21 January 2017
Alumnus wins top US Presidential award

Dr Arora (PhD ’06) received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his leading research on the life-long health effects of environmental factors.

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19 January 2017
High school students pilot Mars mission by sending code into space

Australian high school students will send computer code into space to race robotic satellites aboard the International Space Station at the Zero Robotics Championship on Friday 27 January.

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18 January 2017
Trump inauguration moves dial from rhetoric to reality

Trump gained power by magnifying the sense of national malaise – with a potent mix of populism, nativism, nationalism and conservatism, writes Professor James Curran in the Weekend Australian.    

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