This is a particularly fascinating time to study science as major technological advances are opening up new areas from molecular biology to nanotechnology. The boundaries between traditional areas are blurring as inter-disciplinary research allows us to make important contributions to a wide range of issues in environmental, health and technology related industries that underpin our future prosperity and the quality of life in Australia.
The coming century will see us confront challenges such as climate change, an increasingly populated world with decreasing resources, as well as an epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Our ability to face these challenges and develop truly effective, sustainable and innovative solutions relies upon not only our research, but also the success of the students we are preparing to face these extraordinary global challenges.
The Faculty of Science is committed to fostering Australia’s next generation of science talent and the University of Sydney is the ideal environment in which to do this, because of the unique way the Faculty embeds undergraduates in the research enterprise from the beginning of their degree. By nurturing the intellectual curiosity of our students through programs such as the Science Talented Student Program (TSP), we are ensuring that tomorrow’s leaders, decision makers and innovators are well-trained, critical and creative thinkers who can apply their knowledge to improve our world.
I invite you to take your first step towards a lifelong path of active and engaged enquiry by learning more about where the TSP can take you.
Professor Trevor Hambley
Dean, Faculty of Science