Facts & figures
- Top 50 One of the world's top research universities
- $400 million Federal research funding
- $71 million Secured commercial contracts
Facts & figures
For a week this October, we’ll be bringing together some of our brightest minds with industry and community partners to collaborate on how research and innovation can help us overcome some of the greatest health challenges facing our planet.
An edtech start-up jointly founded by PhD students and academics is teaching countless children computer programming, igniting vital interest in science, techology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Six University of Sydney scholars are among the world’s most influential scientists in their fields as determined by the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher list for 2016.
The University of Sydney has cemented its place among the world’s top universities with a ranking of 82 in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
The University of Sydney and Lendlease have been awarded a $3 million grant by the Australian Government to undertake a collaborative research project to develop prefabricated multi-storey housing solutions.
The University’s breadth of research in the sciences includes outstanding work in veterinary and animal sciences, to address the world’s biggest and most complex challenges.
Their research projects - ranging from a mid-air refuelling system, a ‘greener’ approach to food packaging, an injectable biomaterial for tissue regeneration, an agricultural robotic device that can weed, and a hardhat that measures health - secured the quintet a position in Engineers Australia’s inaugural top 50 innovators list which recognises outstanding engineers for their contributions to the community, the industry, and the profession.
University of Sydney researchers will partner with other leading national experts in clinical, laboratory and public health research on a new $5m initiative to boost Australia’s capacity to respond to infectious disease outbreaks.
It’s referred to as the opposite of anorexia – muscle dysmorphia – but men with body-building and other body image issues are up to four times more likely than females to be undiagnosed and it is a growing public health problem.
Dr Michael Bowen has won a Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher – the third time in a row Sydney has won this category in the Oscars of Australian science – in recognition of his research that focuses on oxytocin and serious brain disorders.
The Science in Australia Gender Equity project aims to address the longstanding under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
A pioneering study, the Paediatric Epilepsy Lambert Initiative Cannabinoid Analysis (PELICAN), launches today not only to identify issues facing families living with epilepsy but also to analyse cannabis products being used in the community – with the potential to uncover new and more effective medications.
Responding to consumer demand for increased computer hard drive memory, the research also has the potential to reduce the environmental footprint of the more than 2.5 billion hard drives currently estimated to be in use worldwide.
A simple fracture in our wrists, ankle or hip can take months to mend but now chemical engineering researchers are working with scientists at the Kids Research Institute at Westmead children’s hospital investigating ways of using our own body sugars to speed up the healing process.
People with advanced-stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be spared the serious side effects of chemotherapy thanks to high-tech scans that predict early response to treatment, new findings by University of Sydney scholars in collaboration with national and international partners reveal.
Nearly one in five Aboriginal children aged less than 16 years old in Western Australia had unregistered births according to new research that means thousands of Aboriginal children are likely to have no official identity.
Five University staff recently addresed the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's 'Inquiry into the role of development partnerships in agriculture and agribusiness in promoting prosperity, reducing poverty and enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region'.
A project to encourage the spread of beekeeping in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos is helping local communities to expand their farming industries and protecting vital bee populations from extinction.
The University of Sydney has cemented its position among the top 50 universities globally for research and educational excellence in the 2016-2017 QS World University Rankings.
The University of Sydney has been ranked number one in Australia and 28 globally in the new Thomson Reuters’ innovation ranking – ‘Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities’.
The first facility built for nanoscience in Australia was launched at the University of Sydney in April. The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology is the most advanced facility for nanoscience in the region.
Unveiled this week, the new flight planning system is the result of a world-first, four-year project conducted at the University’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). The team comprising four aeronautical research fellows, 3 PhD candidates and 10 software engineers worked on designing new system models.
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