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19 July 2019

50th anniversary of the moon landing: Sydney experts weigh in

On 20 July, 1969 the Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Fifty years later, science and engineering academics from the University of Sydney reflect on the important milestone and predict what the future holds for space exploration.
18 July 2019

An engineer’s mission to make poor families safer

Alexie Seller graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Now, as CEO of Pollinate Group, the entrepreneur is building sustainable solutions to provide clean energy to communities in India and Nepal.
17 July 2019

Sydney rises in Times Higher Education global reputation ranking

The University of Sydney has moved into second place in Australia in the 2019 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.
17 July 2019

It could pay to get personal at work - here's why

Faculty of Engineering academics, Associate Professor Julien Pollack and Dr Petr Matous, have conducted research that suggests sharing a bit more in the workplace can be both personally rewarding and beneficial.
10 July 2019

Goal! University of Sydney named world champion in robot soccer

Not just fancy footwork - two sport savvy researchers from the University of Sydney and CSIRO Data61 with expertise spanning coding, data and complex systems have scored first place at one of the world's most prestigious robotics competitions.
09 July 2019

How electronic skin could help people with disabilities

A University researcher is developing wearable technology that could be used to control devices, receive information and even register sensation.

30 June 2019

Sydney rocketry team wins at Spaceport America Cup

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team was announced as a winner in the Spaceport America Cup intercollegiate rocketry competition, having competed in the 10,000 feet commercial off-the-shelf category.
27 June 2019

Top tips on applying for a leadership scholarship

Applications for our Leadership Scholarship open soon to all high-calibre students interested in studying engineering, computing or project management in 2020.

24 June 2019

Over 2,000 fake Android apps discovered

University of Sydney researchers analysed over one million Google Play apps and found over 2,000 counterfeit apps. Popular games such as Temple Run, Free Flow, and Hill Climb Racing were the most common targets for app impersonation.
19 June 2019

Australian space industry has a bright future

Led by the University of Sydney, CUAVA is working to train the next generation of workers in commercial space, solve vital research problems and develop a world-class Australian space industry.