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23 August 2019

What's happening in the Amazon?

Scientists, engineers and anthropology experts from the University of Sydney discuss the inferno that's raging through the Amazon, devastating large swathes of rainforest and increasing CO2 levels.
22 August 2019

Sydney academics recognised for cardiovascular research excellence

Two University of Sydney researchers who are taking a unique and innovative approach to the study of cardiovascular health have each been awarded the Ministerial Award for Cardiovascular Research Excellence.
22 August 2019

Academic named 'Civil Engineer of the Year'

The University of Sydney's Head of Civil Engineering, Professor Brian Uy has been named 2019 Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year at a celebration marking the centenary of Engineers Australia.
20 August 2019

5 research projects that could change the world

What do autonomous vehicles, cochlear implants and gut microbiomes have in common? They're all central to some of the ideas that were on display at Research Conversazione 2019, an event that gives our staff and students the platform to explain their ground-breaking research.
15 August 2019

Plasma coating developed to decrease bone implant rejections

One million Australians have undergone joint replacement surgery and the numbers are growing. University of Sydney researchers have developed a bone implant coating that could lead to improved implant outcomes.
14 August 2019

Is relocating Indonesia's capital feasible?

Jakarta has a population of 10 million and is rapidly sinking. The Indonesian Government announced plans to relocate the country's capital to the island of Borneo, but will it improve living and environmental conditions?
13 August 2019

Leading computer scientists recognised for global contributions

Exceptional contributions to the fields of services computing and distributed computing have seen two academics from the School of Computer Science recognised by their peers with prestigious awards.
09 August 2019

How can future urban development ensure our lived experiences?

The Lendlease Bradfield Scholarship was established in recognition of John Bradfield, celebrated engineer and Sydney University alumnus whose vision drove two of Sydney's most transformative projects: the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the underground railway.
06 August 2019

Is FaceApp hoarding our data?

In recent weeks there have been privacy concerns and questions around how FaceApp processes facial images, and whether the app is amassing a database of user-submitted images for political purposes, under the guise of a light-hearted game.
05 August 2019

Engineering scholar helps provide gift of hearing

Obtaining a six-month research internship with Cochlear through the Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship Program served as the ideal opportunity for one student to immerse herself in the biomedical industry and help change lives.