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A partnership built on the transformative power of ideas

We are proud to partner with TEDxSydney to support the spread of innovative new ideas that can drive change and inspire everyone to make a positive impact on the world.

TEDxSydney is one of the Asia-Pacific's leading platforms for celebrating and sharing world-changing ideas. The partnership is a natural fit with the University's mission to encourage innovative thinking and find real-world solutions to the most pressing issues we face.

The University of Sydney is one of the top research universities in the world – we have been challenging traditions for more than 160 years. Progressive thinking, breaking with convention, questioning the status quo and improving the world around us are in our DNA.

Fittingly, the University has always been an integral part of both TEDxSydney and TEDxYouth@Sydney, as a sponsor for the last seven years. We also contribute heavily to the compelling line-up of thought leaders and change makers on stage each year – academics and alumni.

TEDx 2018 event highlights

Event wrap-up

Eddie Woo

School of Education and Social Work alumnus

Nicole Gurran

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

Jahan Kalantar

Business School alumnus

“Our researchers want to see their ideas out in the world making a positive difference to the communities we serve.”
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison

Leadership for good starts here

In 2018 our partnership with TEDxSydney allows us to highlight some of our inspiring, world-renowned research and the innovative use of technology that is revolutionising our classrooms and laboratories. This approach is driving a paradigm shift for our educators, students and researchers and supporting them to realise their potential.

Find out more about the inspiring research work on show at TEDxSydney 2018.

Engineering a better experience for children in hospital

Improving the health of future generations

Creating the farms of the future

Combating addiction with the 'love hormone'

Working to improve our coral reefs

3D printers to replace damaged hearts and bones

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